Glen Eyrie Castle & Conference Center
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This is when it gets hard. You get sort of attached to the girls and start to see personalities. Some are very obvious...you know they won't make the first cut. But still, you feel for them. Crying in the parking lot, parents consoling, and sometimes parents upset. But with life comes adversity. We went from 150 kids, down to 92, and now we have 70. All want one of the twelve spots. Two more cuts to go. ...
... Colorado, which continued to look like Kansas. The land doesn't know where we made state borders; it just evolves and changes as it should.
We made a stop at a Denny's in Limon for dinner, which served less than stellar food (Mac almost broke a tooth on the chicken tenders), but we enjoyed the kid's versions of Mad Libs at the table and a quick game of Uno while we waited for dinner. Note: don't order salad in a breakfast place.
... has a lavish, expansive lobby, full-service restaurant, gift shop, friendly bell hops, and a manicured courtyard in the front. I love grand hotels like this, they represent the way travel used to be, and should be today.
Our big New Year's Eve dinner was at Texas T-Bones Steakhouse, which filled our bellies before retiring for the night -- HOURS before ...
... got through it.
The trip threw road construction, winds, pouring rain, thunder and lightning at us all at the same time. Truck and Dad did fine powering through - I slept fine. And - just like Mom promised - as we arrived in Colorado Springs a rainbow came out and we made camp in the sunshine.
For dinner the family there was no discussion. As soon as ...
... about the history of the caves and trivia from over the years. For example, the cave still has an original Thomas Edison light bulb from a century ago. According to our tour guide it still lit properly for their centennial celebration!
After the tour we took a ride through portions in nearby Garden of the Gods, the #1 attraction in Colorado as rated by Trip Advisor. With more time it would have been a great place to ...