Hampton Inn Colorado Springs Central Air Force Academy
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... was a short drive to Garden of the Gods where we walked among the imposing red sandstone formations in the morning mist. A railroad magnate bought the original 240-acre site in 1879 and declared that it was so beautiful it should be maintained free for public use into perpetuity.
Our amiable, young conductor/tour guide beckoned us to board the 1980-era passenger train. As we chugged straight up the side of Pikes Peak, he regaled us with historic facts ...
... outside view of the housing and dining facilities. There was an international volley ball tournament going on this weekend, and we got a chance to watch part of the game between Panama and Guatemala. This is an outstanding training facility for our athletes that is not supported by the government, but is completely funded by private donations. At the suggestion of our waiter at lunch we headed over to Palmer Park; not knowing what to expect, but ...
... and frozen custard is that the custard is made with more eggs resulting in a creamier, richer tasting product.
The burgers here are quite tasty, not like any I have had before. They get thin at the edges and seem almost crispy around the edge but are very delicious. ...
... starting to feel comfortable with each other, and the thud thud thud of the wheels made us start to nod in rythym to that of the coach.
We returned to our bus, and Dave arranged to have Dianne meet us for dinner. We selected a family-owned Mexican spot and happily chowed down our meal. That old adage is apparently true: Memories made with friends ...
... What an experience the train was! It takes a little over an hour to get to the top, and you are basically going up the whole time. And it is getting colder the whole time. But what spectacular views! And we saw lots and lots of yellow bellied marmots above the treeline, and they look a lot like ground hogs. Now, I was a very good girl and did what they told me to do to avoid altitude sickness....I drank plenty ...