colorado: pikes peak.

Pikes Peak was another small adventure. Not really small. It was actually big and wide and oxygen-deprived, but another amazingly beautiful view. How did I manage to get to soak in all this goodness of nature in just one week?!

It took us nearly an hour and a half for reach the summit of Pikes Peak, and the drive up was smooth for me. I don’t know if I can say the same for Greg, who was white-knuckling the steering wheel making sure we wouldn’t go over a cliff. I was busy taking pictures and saying “Oh my God!” over and over.

When we reached the top, it seemed unreal. We were on the same level as the clouds, like we could touch them right in front of us. It was like we were in a different world, looking at another planet. The air was cool, dropping 20 degrees on the drive up, and the wind chilled me more.

I loved it.

The drive down was a bit scarier for me. I could see the cliffs this time. And the road snaking through them. We seemed so close to the edge, too close, and I barely looked anywhere but ahead. I like to think I’m tough, but it was nerve wracking.

But I’d do it again.

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