Between Denver and Colorado Springs, we had some extra time and thought we'd pull off the highway to find a good vantage point to check out Pike's Peak. First, we ended up in a park, where we tossed the signature Gates Frisbee around a bit. After Mike referenced this thing called "Google" to check out where we were, we ended up at the Garden of the Gods, not really knowing what we were getting into.
It ended up being really beautiful, and a great use of our time. According to our tour guide Ethan Koozer, the structures and rocks here are left over from the ancestral Rocky Mountains. It's definitely a fantastic sight, as some of the spires are so thin it's hard to believe they can stand on their own.
We also checked out Balanced Rock, which was a huge boulder balancing on a foot-wide piece of stone. It was a bit terrifying crawling underneath it.
The shows in Colorado Springs, Albuquerque, and Scottsdale were awesome, and last night we played the Chain Reaction for the second time. That place is so cool, and is one of the last places left as far as we can tell that reminds us of the old days. It's so cool to see so many people come out strictly for the music and nothing else. The response to Pianos' set alone gave me chills, to hear everyone singing along so loudly was an incredible feeling.
We're hanging in Los Angeles today with our buddy Drew, and then playing the Roxy tonight in West Hollywood. More updates as we go!