Thursday, April 21, 2011

Colorado Springs In All Its Glory

First off, I'd like to announce that I LOVE COLORADO SPRINGS!  Ok, maybe that was a little excessive, but you get the point.

Josh and I moved here last October when he had to PCS from Fort Bragg to Fort Carson.  We're pretty outdoorsy people and were thrilled to find tons of parks, hiking spots, running areas, and mountain biking hills available.  Last Sunday we decided to try the Manitou Incline.  The Manitou Incline was originally a one mile cable tram built to support the construction of a hydroelectric plant and its waterline.  In 1990 the Manitou Incline closed after a rockslide damaged the tracks again and the Cog Railway decided to cease the failing operation and focus on the profitable Cog Railway.  Ever since then, people have used this incline as an intense workout.  The route is short and steep, gaining nearly 2000 feet of elevation in 3/4 of a mile.  After you get to the top, there is a 4 miles hike down the mountain.

Here's an old picture of the incline:

And here are some pictures of our trip:

Wednesday, April 6, 2011


I have a problem.  It's called proofreading.  I proofread everything - from magazines to facebook to personal emails.  It has become somewhat of a personal downfall.  I find myself getting high and mighty and often wondering why certain people do not know how to use an apostrophe or the correct form of they're.  I think I'd probably be mortified if I went back and read some of my emails or facebook posts.  I know that I'm not grammatically perfect and make the same mistakes that everyone else does.

I'm a Technical Writer and recently bought an amazing book.  It explains how to write for engineers and scientists but also reviews all the writing techniques we learned back in 5th grade. If you're ever in for some FUN reading, you should check it out!