The next morning we woke up ready to spend some time at Garden of the Gods. Liv's goal was to climb on stuff and she got to do plenty of that!
The views at the nature center were great and we learned all about animal scat while Haven looked bored.
We drove over near the area we wanted to hike to and then suited up Haven in the nifty backpack we got to borrow from a friend.
I actually took some real pics with my camera before the battery died.
See Liv blazing her own trial way ahead! That's her in a nutshell!
It was beautiful and the weather was perfect. It actually got up in the 80s and was warmer than I had packed for but we survived without melting!
There were signs saying to stay on the path and not climb on most of the areas unless you were a licensed rock climber with gear...which we got to see lots of while Liv drooled with jealousy. In one area though they seemed to turn a blind eye and there's tons of climbing so that's where we spent most of our time. Ryan and Liv were more daring.
I stayed with Haven who saw the area as one big sandbox.
There were some young women taking "little mermaid" poses on the rocks so Ryan followed suit. Haha!
The hike back to the car seemed a bit longer. We changed out of dirty clothes and headed out to lunch stopping for one last picture of this beautiful view!