Road Trip Round-Up

We are back home and the washing machine is humming, so it’s time for me to post a few rando pics that we especially like. If you are reading this in your email, you might need to switch to the website to see what I wrote about each picture. WordPress, as usual, is a real pain in the backside. I won’t bother you with the details, just know that WP isn’t as innocent and user friendly as they say it is. Well, at least not all that friendly to this user.

As on all of our road trips, we were once again amazed at the beauty of this country and the warmth of its people. I think it’s due, in part, to luck and also due to hard work of Americans past and present. There can be no doubt that this is a pretty sweet place to call “home.” Let’s just call it the United States of Awesome.

The Colorado State House was beautiful and surprising with lots of brass, marble, and murals. We expected more of a Western look.

Denver’s architecture is a very cool mix of styles. Don’t know what this building is but it sure is fun.


It’s not every day that you see elk outside your window when you arrive at your lodging unless your lodging is in Estes Park, CO.


Bear Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park – it’s melting now, but we overheard someone say she walked across it two weeks ago. Love that reflection.


Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO. Everyone raves about how it is such a fabulous place to take in a concert. When it was first conceived, the ancient Greek amphitheatre in Taormina in Sicily was the inspiration. We visited that amphitheatre in December and it was definitely inspiring!


Garden of the Gods outside Colorado Springs.


We really wanted to see the Cadet’s Chapel at the US Air Force Academy. This is the best view we had since it is under renovation . It’s inside a big white box until at least 2027 (see below.)


Great Sand Dunes National Park with the Sangre de Cristo mountain range behind. This range is the lowermost range of the Rockies.




  1. Sandra Miller on June 7, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Somehow lost track of this blog for a while. Got a link again from Karen Weekly. Love the pictures of Denver. My son lived there for about ten years; so he took us to some of the same places pictured. The amphitheater is amazing.

  2. Sandra Miller on June 7, 2022 at 3:39 pm

    Well, you probably noticed that I thought I was talking to someone else who also had a blog entitled Lawsonsontheloose, but his site was .net and yours is .com. You’re welcome to delete all previous comments although I did like the Denver pictures.

    • Ruth Anne Lawson on June 7, 2022 at 7:53 pm

      Glad you enjoyed the Denver pictures. Colorado is a beautiful state!

  3. Melinda Young on June 7, 2022 at 7:44 pm

    Love the pictures!!

  4. Janelle Proctor on June 9, 2022 at 10:14 am

    Welcome back to our paradise found! I agree, America is indeed a beautiful, as your pictures show–a;nd it is indeed the land of the free! :Let us praay that it stays that way..

  5. Pam Morgan on June 14, 2022 at 12:35 pm

    Loved all the pictures and Bear Lake is stunning 😎

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