Fairfield Inn Colorado Springs South
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Monday, September 22nd - Colorado Springs, CO.
No professional help was available to fix our water heater. With some direction from a nice mobile RV repair fellow, Dex spent the morning working on getting our water heater while I did laundry.
Dex managed to get the hot water working again which left us time in the midafternoon to visit with friends, Bill & Ruth at their home before joining in on a ...
... several mule deer grazing along the roadside, and passed a large Llama farm. Cripple Creek is an old gold mining town that
after the mines dried up became depressed, but recently a Colorado law allowed for limited gambling in a few towns. The town is now revitalized and looking very good; however, the casinos and their restaurants dominate the landscape. After a brief walk down the main street we returned to the truck ...
... time and begin the slow ride up to the top. The guide points out features as we ride along. The first part of the trip is iin a scenic wooded, rocky area and as we climb higher there are no more trees, only extreme views. We arrive at the top and are told we have about 30to ...
... their piercing whistle which alerts others of danger. They are also known as whistling marmots. One of these little guys even came up to our train while we were stopped waiting for a train going down the hill to pass. I am positive he was posing for pictures.
The last 3 miles are all above timberline. To the east stretch the Great Plains out beyond the border of Colorado and Kansas. To the south, the Sangre de Christo (Blood of Christ) Range ...
Today we both were suffering (more than usual) from springtime pollens all around us. Thankfully, I brought some good herbal capsules...and we are consuming them often, doncha know!
We took our time in the morning, and with several bottles of water to stay hydrated, we climbed the chartered bus (same as from yesterday) to Pikes Peak. For anyone who does ...