Next on our trip, we, along with Katrina and Lucius (Roses and Champagne) visited Black Canyon of the Gunnison NP. By this time in the vacation, I'm feeling a little worn out. I'm mentally whining and thinking "oh great, more rocks and canyons" as we approach the park. Boy howdy, was I wrong. Wow! Sheer walls. Black rocks. Beautiful. There is a spot called the Painted Wall, the tallest vertical wall in Colorado. The park wayside sign there said that if the Empire State Building was placed in the bottom of the canyon, it would reach slightly more than halfway up the wall. Lucius and Katrina are posing at Gunnison Point, which is below the visitor center on the south rim. The roaring Gunnison River is that thin green line way, way down below.
Black Canyon, we began to head back to Texas. We visited the Sand
Creek Massacre site, which was very moving. My PRT and I were the only
people there. I felt it was too disrespectful to pose with a Betty
book there. The next day we visited Bent's Old Fort, near La Junta,
Colorado. I unfortunately left Katrina and Lucius in the car! I would
have loved to pose them by the old buffalo hide press in the middle of
the fort. Then we headed on back home.
I hope you enjoyed my
Betty in the National Parks photos. I had a lot of fun with it. This
fall we are heading to Maine to visit Acadia National park and also the
Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick, Canada, plus other national parks along
the way. I'd love to share more pictures then!