Fairfield Inn Colorado Springs Air Force Academy
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... the tree line, the descent was
sheer exhilaration. I could easily hold 30-35mph and topped out close to 40mph. I could have gone faster but had to slow down for traffic in front of me.
Now that I've climbed Pikes Peak, I don't have a strong desire to do it again, unless it is a very calm day (one of the rangers told me that the winds of 15-20mph were about average).
But what would be fun is to ride from the base up to the tree line, ...
... Luckily I did do a snow angel earlier in the morning on one of our pit stops. The kids hadn't though. When it was lunchtime we were still traveling so we had a gourmet lunch from the 7 eleven! Hmmmm stale bagel, Doritos chips and an ice cream for dessert Christmas lunch was complete! It was clear when we got to Colorado Springs there would be no snowman building :( There was no snow in sight. We stayed at the five star mansion that is the "Broadmoor ...
Saturday morning we awoke in Beautiful Colorado Springs. We didn't have any plans for the morning but at 3pm were had plans to attend a friends about 30 minutes west of Colorado Springs. We calculated the time and chose to leave in a timely matter. We were to arrive about 20 minutes early to The Lost Dutchman. As we headed West of 24, we came to a halt. A sign read Mud on Highway, Detour Ahead. I text the friend ...
... Needless to say, we were treated well and the food was great.
After breakfast the next morning, our group loaded into two buses that took us to the U.S. Air Force Academy. At least one of our members was an Academy grad and he was able to put a good deal of perspective on the tour guides comments. First off, the Academy is in an absolutely spectacular setting, covering 18,500 acres on the east side of the Rampart Range of the ...
... and snacks. After some food getting back to the gate and finding out flight got an extra delay of one hour...so we left JFK around 6.30 pm. In the meantime ML had Beth booking a hotel for us in Denver, while the I25 was closed due snow storm. After arriving in Denver and waiting for an hour for the baggage, we got around 11.15 pm at the hotel. This has been a long day! So Sunday morning after breakfast we drove from Denver to Colorado Springs. Icey roads, a constant view ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking