Day 19 / by Hannah Harley

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May 24 Another lazy morning left us on another afternoon start. We headed to Garden of the Gods, one of the most anticipated stops of the trip.

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We were in good spirits since we only had 4 hours we'd need to be in a car. What a delight to be able to relax!

We arrived at 7:00 pm and headed for the Visitor's Center, as is our habit. They gave us trail options for hiking, so we trekked around for a couple hours.

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We took the upper trail then walked among the rocks. We watched the sunset and saw our third rainbow in a row. It was stunning. Sunset, a rainbow, and some of the most beautiful rock formations I've seen... Does life get better than this?

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We climbed up the rocks and took pictures atop them before sheepishly, in exhaustion, headed to the Marriott.

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We planned to head to Denver and Boulder the next morning. Happily, we ate bowls of ice cream, delighting in our situation, comfy in warm beds.

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