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Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods Cy

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Name: Cy

Also present: Harley, his Shih-Tzu

Not Present: His Harley. Baby's in the shop. 

Hometown: Colorado Springs

Favorite Color: Blue. However, he says he feels obligated to say that he likes black.  When we asked him the reason for his allegiance to the color black he said, “have you ever seen a biker wear anything but black?”  

What colors remind you of Colorado?:  Green. Colorado is full of vegetation and nature. Cy says he can see Garden of the Gods from his window so it’s kind of always his backdrop anyway. 

One Last Thing About Colorado Springs

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Guys, Ceil doesn't know I'm writing this so I have to write it super quick.

She'll deny this until her dying day but I had her 100% convinced that they call it Colorado Springs because they manufacture mattress box springs here. And I convinced her that Serta sponsored all of their sports teams. 

Bonus picture of Ceil 

Bonus picture of Ceil 

She insisted that she "knew I was lying" because she "always knows when I'm lying." But if she "always knows when I'm lying," why did she believe me when I said I was on Facebook just now when I'm really writing this hard-hitting blog post?

Bonus picture of Ceil #2

Bonus picture of Ceil #2

Love always,


Garden Of The Gods

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As we head north towards Wyoming, we are well aware that we'll be seeing less and less of the iron-rich reds and oranges that we've fallen in love with here in the Southwest and Colorado.

Today we visited Colorado Springs' Garden Of The Gods and got to enjoy these warm colors one last time.

Sure, north in Denver there's the concert venue Red Rocks, but, come on, guys — we're poor. The only concert we can afford is when an attention-starved barista at Starbucks hums along to the Nora Jones playing in the background. And even that's pushing it. 

Why do they call it Garden of the Gods? One of the two guys who set up Colorado City suggested the park would be a "capital place for a beer garden." The other dude, likely someone who has to top what other people say all the time, said "Beer Garden?! Why it is a fit place for the gods to assemble. We shall call it the Garden Of The Gods." 

... to which the first guy hopefully responded something along the lines of "okay, man, there are no wrong answers during brainstorming." 

Even the bathrooms are rich in these Southwest oranges and reds. How will we ever find it in ourselves to pee in the dull bathrooms of the East? 

Even the bathrooms are rich in these Southwest oranges and reds. How will we ever find it in ourselves to pee in the dull bathrooms of the East? 

Well, goodbye for now, red rocks. We're northward to places like Boulder and Yellowstone where the stones will likely be... yellow? I don't know. How would we know? Because this is a color blog and we're knowledgable and we do our research? Red rocks, please. Get real.