Sunday, March 25, 2012

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Jenica Joseph and I went on a day trip to the Great Sand Dunes National Park on March 17, 2012.  This national park is about 4 hours south of Denver.
Entrance to the park

Little Medano Creek at the base of the dunes

Shemagh Scarf for the blowing sand
Jenica and Linda

Walking up to Zapata Falls.  The water is frozen but as you walked
over it you could hear and see the water  underneath.

The frozen falls.

Jenica standing at the base of the falls.  The ice was clear and you could see the water flowing behind the clear ice.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Royal Gorge Bridge and Park
The Royal Gorge is considered a world wonder, and is often referred to as the Grand Canyon of the Arkansas River. Yet it’s unlike any other canyon. The width at the canyon bottom is no more than 40 to 50 feet, while the top measures only a few hundred feet wide.

One of the world’s highest suspension bridges – hanging 956 feet high and spanning a quarter mile across the canyon.

You can take an aerial tram ride across the gorge.  It only takes a couple of minutes to cross but what a view and is well worth it.

Animal Park at the Gorge

Albino Buffalo