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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Meeting friends and enjoying more sights

While we were in Colorado I had the chance to meet a long time blogging friend. My friend Renee, from Life at Aspen Trail Hill lives near where we were going to be, so we arranged to meet her and her family on Sunday and go to church with them.
She is just as sweet in person as she is on her blog. We had a wonderful service at her church and enjoyed meeting her adorable daughters and her husband!
Here are Renee and I with her girls.

After lunch we went to the Air Force Base.
This is the chapel at the base.

It's beautiful inside. These strips of stained glass, are around every spire you see from the outside, which makes it almost glow inside.

This is the organ loft in the back of the chapel.

After we left the Air Force Base, we went to the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs. It's a huge place with a lot of memorabilia from past Olympics. We saw the torches from the past 3 Olympics that were held in the states, along with a luge and one of the flames that burns while the Olympics are being held. There is a neat area that has walkways with the flags of all the countries that participate.

This is one of the signs at the entry.


This huge sculpture shows athletes from different times holding up the earth. One of the athletes depicted was someone from ancient Greece with the laurels around his head.
This was another fun and interesting stop.

28 comments:

Mary said...

Mari,

I had to do an article on the Chapel a year or so ago and the history is very interesting.

Glad you were able to meet your friend. Her daughters are adorable. Nice photo of you all.

Enjoyed the photos. I'm hoping there's more to come.

Blessings,
Mary

Susan said...

I'm glad you guys got to meet and how special to attend church together.

We've never seen these places. They look fantastic!!!
Susan

Bonnie said...

How cool that you got to meet a blogging friend !! I'm going to go check out her blog ...

Andrea said...

what a blessing!

Sandra said...

Guess who??? I'm coming out of hiding to say hi LOL

So glad you got to meet a bloggy friend, that's awesome :)

Aspiemom said...

That chapel is really cool!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

I am so glad that you bloggers made time for one another. I have had the best time meeting up with bloggers who have since become friends for life. Good for y'all!

That chapel is beautiful!

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

The stained glass in that chapel is amazing. I'm sure it was more beautiful in person than the pictures were able to convey.

The Olympic Training Center had to be a cool experience. The girls and I got to go the finals of the Women's National Skating Championships (or whatever they are called) back in 2004 (I think)in St. Louis, which was an Olympic year. It was really neat.

That's fun that you got to meet a blogging friend. One of these days we'll get to meet up, and neither of us will have to go so far. I still think Ikea is a good choice!

A Captured Reflection said...

How nice to have a lovely meet up like that! Those photos are amazing too. I'm so glad it was a great time.

Demara said...

that last sculpture is really detailed hey? I love how you can see all the lines of muscle in those boy's arms. Woh!

and a glowing church?!?! Now that's something! lol

Hootin' Anni said...

Yep, yep....been to the sights you've been to...isn't that area where the chapel is nested, gorgeous? With all the green and the mountains to the west? Love the area!!!

Your photo at the church is super Mari!!!

Lois Lane II said...

That chapel is so futuristic looking!! I am just stunned by its beauty!

~Ginger said...

We were able to attend the baccalaureate service at the air force academy many years ago. It was held in the chapel and quite a thing to remember.


So glad you got to meet your friend...that's always fun!


Your trip seemed to hold lots of fun and amazing things. So glad you are sharing it with us.

Just Mom said...

Wonderful, wonderful stuff.

I love it when I have opportunities to meet fellow bloggers in "real life."

Great memories, Mari.

Pat said...

More great pictures! How wonderful that you had the opportunity to meet up with another bloggy friend..we'll have to do the same one day!

Pat said...

More great pictures! How wonderful that you had the opportunity to meet up with another bloggy friend..we'll have to do the same one day!

Brooke said...

the stained glass is gorgeous!!

Rebekah said...

wow- that is an incredible chapel. Gorgeous glass!

Lorie said...

How nice to meet a fellow blogger! The Air Force chapel is beautiful too.

septembermom said...

That chapel is really unique and beautiful. Thanks for the photos. I always feel like I get a good sense of your trip from your photos. Glad you had a good visit with your blogging buddy too!

Heart2Heart said...

Mari,

I would have to say my favorite picture is the one of the stained glass windows inside the church! I just imagine how elegant and peaceful it must look at sunset.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Betty said...

It´s great meeting blogging friends, isn´t it? It feels like you know each other already. I think that church you photographed is so amazing! Must be awe inspiring inside.

Kim said...

That is the coolest sculpture! How fun to meet blogging friends "in real life" :-)

Musicaljean said...

What great pictures from your trip. And meeting a blog friend face to face makes any trip super special. I really like your shirt on the top picture.

Nancy said...

You really had a great trip and saw so many neat places.. Nice to meet another blogger too!!!

Heather C said...

It sounds like your trip was filled with blessings... I'm so glad! The chapel is beautiful!

Kat said...

It's always a thrill for me to meet other bloggers "in real life" so I know it was a special time for you too. Good photo.

That chapel is something else! Beautiful inside and out.

Hugs!
Kat

A Stone Gatherer said...

Very Cool!