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Royal Gorge

It’s not football Sunday just yet and usually Sunday Fun-day is always best with a bbq & cocktail but this Sunday became Scenic Sunday. Colorado has beautiful scenery and historic sites that I’ve yet to venture out and explore. So, today I decided to go see the Royal Gorge in Canyon City. One of the worlds highest suspension bridges (956 feet). The bridge towers 150 feet high, 2,100 strands of NO.9 galvanized wire in each cable, cables weigh 300 tons with a 100 tons of steel in floor of bridge. Original cost to build in 1929 $350,000 and today’s cost over $18 million. I know this information may go in one ear and out the other but its pretty amazing to see in person. If your scared of heights its definitely not a place for you to experience unless you want to over come your fears. It’s so high up that you get a knot in your stomach and when the wind blows through the gorge because it makes the bridge sway! Lil Scary! Other entertainment at the gorge consist of a aerial tram which I posted a pic of below, a railway, skycoaster, and zipline. I kept my feet planted on the ground because flying through the air above the gorge didn’t appeal to me, Ha! Personally, I think you adrenaline junkies are nuts to bungi-jump above the gorge (lol) but god bless you for having the cojones to do it!






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Denver Botanic Gardens

I decided to stroll the gardens today with my camera (Nikon D3100) and took some nice shots to share ….












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Photography

I’ve always loved pictures… my pictures, your pictures, others pictures. I feel photos tell a story and they definitely help you create memories and remember your life’s events. Especially, if your like myself and you need pictures to rejog your memory. I have 10’s of thousands of pictures from throughout the years from my cell phones to small pocket cameras but I’ve finally decided to join the big boys. Well entry level big boys that is 😉 I have given myself a new hobby with my Nikon D3100. If your in the market for a nice professional grade camera this is the ONE! It’s easy for beginners and the pictures are amazing! I’m still learning all my settings and going to take a few classes to get better acquainted with the camera but so far so good. Almost ALL the pics you see on my blog have been taken by me with the NikonD3100 so you can judge for yourself. Below are a few pictures I’ve taken of plants because they don’t mind posing for me. 😉

Nikon D3100 Key Features

14.2 megapixel DX-format CMOS sensor
3.0″ LCD monitor (230,000 dots)
Image sensor cleaning (sensor shake)
11 AF points (with 3D tracking)
IS0 100-3200 range (12,800 expanded)
HD movies (1080p, 720p or WVGA)

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Laguna Beach

Who doesn’t love a vacation? I went for my first time to Laguna Beach, Ca and stayed at the Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel located in Dana Point. I can’t explain just how beautiful and relaxing it is in Laguna! Everyone that works at the Ritz was so warm and welcoming. 🙂 The entrance to the lobby is full of beautiful flowers and art work …

After checking into the hotel decided to go sit outside on the balcony with breathtaking views of the ocean, landscaping, and houses in the hills…afterwards took a stroll along the beach paths to checkout the scenery. The landscaping is gorgeous! Birds of paradise which is one of my favorite tropical flowers are everywhere along with other lush tropical plants! You seriously feel like your in hawaii! Also, located throughout the resort property are koi ponds with extremely healthy koi (i think they feed small children ..jk) my picture doesn’t do much justice for just how big they really look in person. The cutest thing are the wild rabbits that are everywhere just dining on all the grass. I must say the west coast is awesome and the sunsets are absolutely amazing! Honestly, there is no reason to even leave the resort it has it all! Raya the restaurant inside the hotel is delicious for breakfast and dinner. You can relax afterwards at the pool or down on the beach watching the surfers. It’s definitely the spot because there is 50 plus surfers out there all day. The weather couldn’t be more perfect its high 70s during day and low 70s at night. The locals all seem very friendly and there is plenty dining & shopping in Laguna. Although, if you get an itch for a little more fast pace scenery LA is only an hour drive away. It’s definitely worth taking a trip if your looking for a little R&R! 🙂
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