Girls trip to Colorado Springs

Back in early October I took a trip with three of my closest girlfriends from high school. We all traveled to Colorado Springs, Colorado for a long weekend. One of the girls was attending a medical conference there and invited us to join her. It was really easy for us all to say yes!

The four of us have a combined 10 children ranging in age from 3 to 11, and it’s been years since we’ve all had an uninterrupted conversation together in person. Not to mention they all live in Minnesota and I’m out here in Washington.

We packed our days pretty full of adventures and started off the trip by taking the cog railway up to the top of Pikes Peak.

The train ride was beautiful – the views were endless.

This was the first time I can remember being above 14,000 feet and boy did I feel the altitude! The gal from the mountains {that would be me} ended up having the hardest time with the altitude – I really struggled with it the whole trip, unfortunately.

We ended the day with a climb up 220ish stairs to Seven Falls, followed by our collective favorite dinner at the Seven Falls restaurant.

Another highlight of our trip was our visit to Garden of the Gods, a public park with majestic sandstone formations popping out of the earth.

Sprinkled into the rest of the trip was a lot of coffee, laughing, so much chatting, hiking and time re-connecting. It was really special. I’m so happy we were able to make this trip happen and I hope we can do another girls trip soon!