I did no "work" work today. I spent the morning attending to a few house tasks, running errands, and followed it up with a hike up the Hogback (that's a geologic expression - read what it is here). It's called Dinosaur Ridge, and while I grew up 15 minutes away from it - I rarely appreciated its awesomeness.
Although there is a road, it is closed to regular traffic (park at the bottom). Bikers, walkers, and an occasional tour bus make up visitors.
Along the Hogback is evidence of an ancient Colorado that was once underwater during prehistoric times. There are wave ripples on the rocks, volcanic ash, and.... dinosaur footprints.
(Above: shale - prehistoric mud and organic material on the sea floor. Below: water ripples.)
Top of the Hogback:
See the round rock in the middle? It's the underneath footprint of a Brontosaurus!
It's not a long hike (less than 2 miles), but it is quite the incline and it was a bit warm. Even with water stops and rests in the shade - Remy was really panting!
This site is "across the street" from Red Rocks, so if you're ever in the area - see both!
Now that I've promoted Colorado tourism (iPhone pictures! Imagine it in person...), the rest of my day included a 25 minute home yoga practice, and general laziness. Here are the meals (taken with a real camera)...
Almond Dream plain yogurt with blueberries and maple granola.
Whole Food's Vegan Sonoma Chik'n Wrap
A trip to Beet Box
Bhakti Chai with made-in-house Almond Milk, traditional Beet Brownie, and Turtle Brownie.
Close up my afternoon bite:
It's like chocolate fudge with caramel and nuts frosting. A bit rich, and definitely made for prolonged consumption!
Restaurant style taco salad:
Mixed greens topped with fresh corn, tomatoes, green onions, soy crumbles (taco seasoning, green bell peppers), and avocado.