My Uncle Doyle (my Mom's last living brother) passed away in September of last year. He and my Aunt Jean lived/lives in Colorado Springs, CO. My mom, of course, wanted to attend the funeral and being the great daughter that I am (and since Hubs and I had recently bought a new vehicle), I took her and my brother to Colorado. My brother and I had never been and it had been YEARS since my mom had been, so it was a bittersweet trip for all of us.
We stayed with my Aunt Jean and guess what she has in her back yard? Pike's Peak!
She took us to the Garden of the Gods and it was breathtaking. The pictures I took don't do it justice.
Sunrise over the Kansas plains on our trip home.
The funeral service was touching and beautiful. The time we got to spend with family we haven't seen in years was priceless and the trip home was welcome.
P.S. Why didn't someone tell me that Kansas was 3,000 miles long??? Well, it seemed like it anyways!