Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Colorado Springs North/Air Force Academy
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... him (and you have to have a few years on you to remember) he was a scruffy old man with a ratty gray beard, crinkled up face and he wore a funny, floppy brimmed hat.
The terrain began to change, the flat land began to roll and the plant life turned into sage brush. I thought okay, we are in the foothills of the Rockies, right. Not so fast. Because the topography changed many times before we got to the foothills. Sometimes it was flat with lush fields of ...
... is the way that ginormous mountains seem to spring up out of nowhere. You come around a bend and boom - 13,000 foot mountains suddenly appear (see photos of the Spanish Peaks below).
[side note: I find it interesting that TravelPod's spell check does not know the word 'trifecta', but had no issue at all with 'ginormous'.]
We got to Colorado Springs around 1 pm and met up with the human Lily for lunch and a tour of downtown and ...
Well nothing really worth talking about today. We checked into the hotel last night, Patty and Sherry ran to get us some food, brought it back to the hotel, we ate the other 3 went to the hot tub and I stayed in the room trying to organize our vacation pictures.
This morning we got up...went ...
... some down time as almost all the athletes were at the Beijing games at the time!
However I did get one picture of a resident who had been left behind...
We also went to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo where we really enjoyed feeding ...
... went, and our help was greatly appreciated. As we drove over Cameron Pass (elevation 10250 ft) we saw four moose on the side of the road, rooting for food in 2ft of snow. They also posed for a couple of pictures. We got the bus back to Dave's without any problems. Now that the roads were clear, we still had a hankering for Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. They don't have any hook-ups in the national park, but we decided to ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking