Colorado National Monument

When we arrived at Colorado National Monument, I had a screaming headache.  I don't think I drank enough water at Arches National Park earlier in the day.  I get headaches a lot and they have been especially bad on this trip.  I was really in no mood to sight-see.  All I wanted to do was curl into a ball and die.

Caleb had stopped to get us some smoothies in the hopes that my headache might ease up a bit, but other than being delicious.  They didn’t help at all.

When he pulled the car over to take our customary National Park photo I was, shall we say, less than enthusiastic about getting out of the car.

I knew it was the only time we were going to be there, so I decided not to mope around about my headache.  I’m so glad I did.  We got there right as the sun was setting and followed the road that wound through the park.  It was so incredibly beautiful.

At several points we got out of the car to take pictures and one of the vistas allowed you to walk out onto a bluff.  You had almost a 360-degree view of the canyon.  It was stunning, but heights make Caleb a bit nervous and he was worried about my clumsy self rolling an ankle and taking a tumble into the canyon.  Luckily, I didn’t.

While it was great that we were able to get some awesome pictures of the sun setting in the canyon, the downside was we had to drive down the winding road in the dark.

By this point I was extremely exhausted from my headache and being rocked to sleep by the car at every twist and turn.  Caleb kept saying “you have to stay awake and watch for animals and help me keep an eye on the road.”  I made it down awake, but fell asleep as soon as we got to the hotel.

Next up this week is our stop in Boulder with Rachel and KC and our dinner out in Omaha at a Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives place.  Happy Monday!