After Utah, we spent a week in Colorado. I was determined to make a fun adventure filled trip. This included hiking in Red Rocks...Josh had never been there before.
Literally every person we walked by commented on Franklin's booties. Not only were they adorable, but they were practical and necessary because the poor pup burned his paws the week before.
After hiking, we planned to camp on Cheyenne Mountain. As soon as we set the tent up, we saw these ominous clouds rolling in...
...quickly followed by 45 minutes of hail. It was insane. We waited it out in the tent, and as soon as there was a break, we headed to the nearest pet friendly Best Western, along with many other Jeep and motorcycle drivers. It wouldn't have been too bad if it wasn't still lightning and our tent didn't get wet on the inside.
Piles of hail still left in the morning.
The next morning we went rafting through the royal gorge! Josh took a waterproof disposable camera that has pictures yet to be developed...maybe they'll make their appearance on the blog one day...
This was the picture Josh wanted to make sure I put in here...it's Albert Pujols, who makes like $20 million/year or something crazy. And we were so close to him!
It was about 100 degrees, but I was SO HAPPY.
Our last hurrah in Colorado was hiking Bergen Peak.
View of Denver...
Franklin discovered his love of the Rocky Mountains for the first time...good thing, or we might have had to get rid of him. (jk, Frank. )