Wednesday, August 29, 2012

High Above it All

A couple of days before the wedding Clint and I took the kids to the Royal Gorge Bridge.

In case you're not familiar with the Royal Gorge Bridge, it is the highest (at over 1000 feet) suspension bridge in the world.  It is located just outside of Canon City, Colorado.

Clint and I both had been to the bridge as kids, but we wanted the kids to have the opportunity to experience the bridge first hand.  While I had been to the bridge, I actually had never even walked across it before, so for me, it was like visiting it for the first time!

See that little suspended red car in the background of the above photo?  Yeah, we took that.  Yeah, I was scared senseless.  Yeah, he married me anyway!

Before that, though, we crossed the bridge and posed for a few pictures.

On the far side of the bridge there are all sorts of neat pioneer-day activities.  Of course the first thing Weston spotted was the giant tepee.

They also panned for "gold," or at least some colorful stones.

Nicole discovered what might have happened if she was a little too showy with her panning loot....

Then Weston found out what happens when he gets too lippy with the law in these here parts!

After we bailed Weston out, we headed over to the tram, which basically a moving cage that goes straight down the side of the cliff of the gorge.  Yikes!

I was scared.  I'll admit it.  But Clint and the kids have no fear, so I swallowed mine, put on a brave face and headed down with them.  

Once at the bottom we explored the river and took some fantastic family photos. First, father and daughter:

Then father and son:

Then me with the love of my life:

Even though we were at the bottom of a gorge, we felt like we were on top of the world!

High on life,

1 comment:

Lisa said...

It's been so long since I've been around. I thought about your blog the other day when I was doing some work around the farm. Anyway, you have a lot more nerve than I do, I would never be able to do the cable car thing! I bet it was spectacular though. It sounds like you are truly happy and all the critters are doing well. I'm going to do some catching up on your blog.