Some photo trips are a struggle and this was one of them.
Kansas is really beautiful, at least I think so. I love crossing the Flint Hills...but, when you're on I-70, you really think before stopping. Cars are flying by at 75 + mph. Driving also has a different vantage point, so to stop, the photo op must be wonderful. Sometimes, I see something I want to photograph, from the car, but when I stop it just doesn't look quite the same. And, sometimes just finding a place to park is the challenge. One of my favorite stops is Goodland, Ks. I found a wonderful place to photograph old cars. This time, I took a photograph The Big Easel. All these little towns have something, beside gas stations, to pull you off the highway. Prairie Dog Village, Fort Hays, Rock Post Country, oooh and huge balls of twine...hahaha!
We got to Manitou Springs early enough to head out for the Garden of the Gods.Sheesh...no way would I get off the path to try to photograph anything from a different angle or perspective.
How touristy is this pic??? Ooh and that's Pikes Peak in the background...
Cripple Creek has a small herd of burros that roam the town. Burros don't pose and don't stop to be photographed. I chased this herd for about an hour trying to get some fun pics...humpf!!!
We got there early and workers frowned as I came near with camera...
Yum...ice cream at 10am. A benefit of being on vacation, you can have ice cream as early as you want. I wouldn't think of doing this at home. Vacation ice cream has no calories...or so I've been told.
Off to the Sand Dunes.
We listen to books on tape as we traveled to our next destination.
A cold, sandy stream separated us from the dunes and it was getting late.
Just the thought of wet and sandy tennis shoes caused us to decide to come back in the morning...and sure enough, the next morning it rained.