I have officially arrived in Fort Collins, CO (although I don't technically start the fellowship until Sept. 1)! I really enjoyed spending time with my mother-in-law and sister-in-law on the drive out! We stopped in Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and the Continental Divide (NM). I think we may have been the only ones with a rabbit at the Grand Canyon! But it was too hot to leave the boys in the car.
|Diego (dog) and Bruce (bunny) at the Grand Canyon!|
I haven't had much time to settle in though, because a few days after I arrived my dad came to town in his RV. So of course we took the obligatory road trip to get to know my new home state. We drove through Rocky Mountain National Park where we saw pika, marmot, and elk and evaded a thunderstorm. Then we Parked the RV at Cheyenne Mountain State Park and took the motorcycle to Pike's Peak and Mt. Evans, where it snowed both times! We also saw a bighorn sheep and several herds of mountain goats. On the way back home we stopped at the Manitou Cliff Dwellings to see the ruins. See more photos here. I guess now that I've been introduced to Colorado, it's time to get to work!
|Mountain goat selfie!|