Colorado Springs Revisited (MM)

We’ve now resumed our regularly-scheduled programming, bitches!  I was a tad drunk still when I wrote my last post, but I think I emerged from it unscathed.  It was a great dinner to say farewell to one of the most incredible team members our group has ever had.  In that spiel I wrote, I promised pictures – and pictures you’ll have!  You’ll need to click on the MY PICS link above and a Colorado Springs 2010 link will be awaiting you there.  Here’s a little bit from a previous post where I took a bit about what we did during the trip too.

Sept 10, 2010 – Day 1 Return to the Springs

Likely the Fortress of Solitude
Likely the Fortress of Solitude10-Sep-2010 11:13, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.008 sec, ISO 125
10-Sep-2010 11:13, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 125
10-Sep-2010 11:13, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 125
 
10-Sep-2010 11:14, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.05 sec, ISO 80
10-Sep-2010 11:14, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 80
Our reception crew, Susan and KD
Our reception crew, Susan and KD10-Sep-2010 13:08, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 320
 
10-Sep-2010 13:08, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 320
Larry at Noodles!!
Larry at Noodles!!10-Sep-2010 13:39, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.042 sec, ISO 80
Looking at KD's planting in their backyard
Looking at KD's planting in their backyard10-Sep-2010 16:00, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 80
 
Stunning Susan
Stunning Susan10-Sep-2010 16:00, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 80
10-Sep-2010 16:00, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 80
 

Touring Garden of the Gods

At the narrow road pass in Garden of the Gods
At the narrow road pass in Garden of the Gods10-Sep-2010 16:42, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 80
Me and Susan
Me and Susan10-Sep-2010 16:42, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 80
10-Sep-2010 16:44, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 80
 
The great CS landscape
The great CS landscape10-Sep-2010 16:44, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, ISO 80
Me and Larry
Me and Larry10-Sep-2010 16:45, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 80
KD and Susan
KD and Susan10-Sep-2010 16:45, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 80
 
10-Sep-2010 16:46, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 80
10-Sep-2010 16:46, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 80
10-Sep-2010 16:48, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 80
 

Sept 11, 2010 – Day 2, Touring the Coors Brewery in Golden, CO

Larry welcomes you to .....Coors
Larry welcomes you to .....Coors11-Sep-2010 13:26, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 80
It was a glorious blue sky in Golden and KD fit right in
It was a glorious blue sky in Golden and KD fit right in11-Sep-2010 13:26, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 80
Susan expectantly awaits her chariot
Susan expectantly awaits her chariot11-Sep-2010 13:27, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 80
 
A very familiar feeling to this pic!!!
A very familiar feeling to this pic!!!11-Sep-2010 13:30, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 80
Larry and me in front of the giant beer vat
Larry and me in front of the giant beer vat11-Sep-2010 13:43, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 80
All the Coors brands!
All the Coors brands!11-Sep-2010 13:51, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 160
 
The vats within
The vats within11-Sep-2010 13:55, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 125
11-Sep-2010 13:55, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 125
11-Sep-2010 13:56, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 125
 
11-Sep-2010 13:58, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 125
I do love my Mash Tun
I do love my Mash Tun11-Sep-2010 13:59, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 125
She's gonna jump!
She's gonna jump!11-Sep-2010 13:59, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 125
 
Strolling towards where you get your first direct-from-the-tap taste of Coors
Strolling towards where you get your first direct-from-the-tap taste of Coors11-Sep-2010 14:05, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.059 sec, ISO 250
The swiftly traveled cases of beer
The swiftly traveled cases of beer11-Sep-2010 14:12, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 200
Laverne & Shirley are there somewhere, I presume
Laverne & Shirley are there somewhere, I presume11-Sep-2010 14:12, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.067 sec, ISO 125
 

Sept 12, 2010 – Day 3, Driving up to the top of Pikes Peak

Up atop Pikes Peak, Larry rode with Eric in his Lotus
Up atop Pikes Peak, Larry rode with Eric in his Lotus12-Sep-2010 16:17, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 80
It may have been a touch nerve-wracking for Larry
It may have been a touch nerve-wracking for Larry12-Sep-2010 16:17, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 80
I sat in it just to say I'm a poser
I sat in it just to say I'm a poser12-Sep-2010 16:18, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 80
 
Too much car for me, I think
Too much car for me, I think12-Sep-2010 16:18, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 80
Ready to say goodbye
Ready to say goodbye12-Sep-2010 16:20, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, ISO 80
It was a pretty stunning day for being up top of Pikes Peak
It was a pretty stunning day for being up top of Pikes Peak12-Sep-2010 16:21, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 80
 
12-Sep-2010 16:21, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 80
12-Sep-2010 16:21, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 80
12-Sep-2010 16:21, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, ISO 80
 
12-Sep-2010 16:22, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 80
Lots of rocks
Lots of rocks12-Sep-2010 16:22, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 80
12-Sep-2010 16:22, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, ISO 80
 
Larry and the vista of Colorado Springs behind him
Larry and the vista of Colorado Springs behind him12-Sep-2010 16:23, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, ISO 80
12-Sep-2010 16:23, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, ISO 125
Have to do this or else it doesn't count
Have to do this or else it doesn't count12-Sep-2010 16:26, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 80
 

Sept 13, 2010 – Day 4, Visiting the Royal Gorge

13-Sep-2010 14:27, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 80
At the main village of Royal Gorge (all burned down now!)
At the main village of Royal Gorge (all burned down now!)13-Sep-2010 14:27, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.003 sec, ISO 80
There be the bridge
There be the bridge13-Sep-2010 14:29, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 80
 
13-Sep-2010 14:29, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 80
Susan is nuts
Susan is nuts13-Sep-2010 14:32, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 80
Far below you can see the river
Far below you can see the river13-Sep-2010 14:32, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.002 sec, ISO 80
 
Down below is the Arkansas River
Down below is the Arkansas River13-Sep-2010 14:33, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 80
It's a very high-up bridge with just wooden planking....and bouncy too
It's a very high-up bridge with just wooden planking....and bouncy too13-Sep-2010 14:33, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, ISO 80
Susan
Susan13-Sep-2010 14:33, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 80
 
13-Sep-2010 14:39, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 80
Yep - there's the gondola that crosses the canyon.
Yep - there's the gondola that crosses the canyon.13-Sep-2010 15:05, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.001 sec, ISO 80
In the funicular that takes you down to the Arkansas river
In the funicular that takes you down to the Arkansas riverApple iPhone
 
Apple iPhone
At the Arkansas River
At the Arkansas River13-Sep-2010 15:43, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.025 sec, ISO 80
13-Sep-2010 15:43, Apple iPhone, 2.4, 3.85mm, 0.017 sec, ISO 100
 

This weekend was sooooo necessary – finally a time when I didn’t have to fly anywhere.  It is pretty exhausting to have to continuously fly – rest suffers greatly.  This weekend was thus a nice lazy time.  Made it over to JG Melon’s on Friday night for a splendidly wondrous burger experience on the Upper East Side with Lawrence.  He’s trying to figure out just what furniture he’s gonna want to keep before moving to Los Angeles, so I went over to help decide.  It seems like pretty much 80-85% of it is coming.  We’re going to need a decent-sized apartment in LA, that’s for sure.  Then on Saturday, we spent time with his family for Yom Kippur and saw his sister Alyssa who is ready to pop out that baby girl of hers!  Today was a very nice lazy day and we saw the movie Easy A which was hilarious and well worth seeing.

And now it’s evening and Larry is making Baked Ziti, we’re watching Contact on Blu-Ray, and tonight will be a new episode of Mad Men.  It’s truly a nice Sunday.  BTW, so bummed that Big Brother 12 is over, although gotta say I’m going to miss Britney mostly.  LOVE her.  She needs to come back on TV on the Amazing Race.  Her and Lane can be a team.  Would…be….awesome.

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