Wednesday, June 11, 2008

It's About Time

We live in Castle Rock, Colorado. Here's the "Castle Rock". Hence, the name.
Fun facts about Castle Rock:
Castle Rock is now the 19th most populous municipality in the State of Colorado.
Castle Rock was founded in 1874.
At that time, the settlement consisted of just a few buildings for prospectors, workers, and cowboys.
It was not gold that put Castle Rock onto the map. The discovery of rhyolite stone made the reason to build a settlement that would become Castle Rock.
We have lived in Castle Rock since October 2006, and yet, we hadn't hiked "the Rock" until a couple weeks ago! We used my aunt Cathy's visit to our house as a good reason to finally do it.

The trail is in great shape and slowly winds its way around the base of the castle towards the top. There are sitting/viewing areas at the base of the actual rock.
We left Cathy and my mom (and Lily) at the base of the rock and Brian, Adam, and I (with two 5 year old kids as tour guides) scrambled up a clearly "unofficial" trail to the top of the rock.
During the holidays, this star is lit every night.

What a view! It felt so good to stand up there and look out over our new hometown.

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