Saturday, June 14, 2008

The Gods Have a Garden?

If you have been to Colorado Springs, you probably knew that. Because that is where the Garden of the Gods is located. The garden is actually a park with many fantastic and fascinating sandstone formations. I have been lucky enough to visit the park twice, once as a child with my parents and once with my ex. Each time, I was amazed by the variety of the formations. I also wonder why they are concentrated in this one area. I'm sure it has something to do with something that happened eons ago (boy, isn't that scientific?). Maybe a geologist could explain it to me. I really wish these cards had the formation names on them. Some of the names are pretty funny, like Kissing Camels. The names are usually based on what the rock looks like. This one always scares me: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Balanced_Rock.jpg I get the shivers driving past it because I think that there is a good chance that it could collapse any minute! Yes, it has probably been like that for thousands of years, but even rocks erode. Even looking at the picture kinda creeps me out! If you visit Colorado Springs, I would highly recommend a drive through the park. It is a very unique place. There are a number of other interesting attactions in the area, and it is not that far from Denver. Once again, thank you to Hthrann1 for these cards.

A New Start (is that redundant?)

It has been more than a month since I have posted. I have been busy, and when I wasn't busy, I just didn't feel like scanning postcards. :) But now I have a bunch of postcards scanned. I will try to keep scanning and post 3 or 4 of them every few days. It is much easier to do 3 posts with 3 cards each than one long post with 9 or ten cards. The first two are from a trade with futuremono in California. I have never been to San Francisco, but I would like to visit. I think a trip to Alcatraz would be a must. I just hope it has been repaired after the battle between the X-Men and Magneto's group. Oh wait, that was just a movie! :D A good movie too. I enjoyed all three X-Men movies, and I am really looking forward to the Wolverine movie that should be out next year. This is Lombard Street in San Francisco. It is the crookedest street in the world, with 8 consecutive 90 degree turns. And yes, it is one way - down. :) I have known these facts for quite a few years because I used to read the Guinness Book of Records when I was kids. Seriously. I guess I have always been a geek! But it has made me pretty good in trivia contests. I received 15 cards from Hthrann1 in Connecticut. I know what you are thinking, "That card says Colorado." Yes, it does. She sent me some Colorado cards as well as some Connecticut cards. I have actually been to Colorado, but never to Connecticut. This very pretty lake is in Rocky Mountains National Park. I drove through the park with my ex. It was March, so we couldn't go all the way up into the mountains - the roads were still closed from the winter snows. But we did drive though as much of the park as we could. It was beautiful, and we saw a large herd of what I think were elk. The only problem was that because it was before tourist season officially started, none of the building in the park were open. No buildings means no restrooms. Eek! I had to resort to using a port-a-potty at a campground. Can you say yuck? :) More of Hthrann1's cards in future posts. I hope that everyone who reads this blog (all 2 of you??) likes the shorter format. It sure is easier on me! :D