Holiday Inn Colorado Springs (Airport)
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... in all directions creating the sensation of being on top of the world.
We spent 20 minutes snapping photos and took time to eat the over-rated Pikes Peak donut that is yeastless because it is cooked at such high altitude. When we boarded the train for the slow descent down the mountain we were joined by a family of three who had hiked the Barr Trail that day.
On the way down, I spotted two groups of mountain sheep grazing in the distance. The rest was downhill from ...
... 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 ...
... we were also on the lookout for wildlife. For the first little while, we were mainly going up through forest, so there wasn't much to see, but once we got above the timberline, the wildlife started to appear and quite litterally pose for us as we went past! We mainly saw yellow bellied marmots, but we were also able to catch a 30 sec glimpse of some bighorn sheep, which is apprently quite special. Once at the top, I was ...
We made it to Woodland Park, Colorado today. I ate an apple at lunch and took two pills of Benadryl (I'm allergic to raw apples, but I love them), which gave me the extra tired effect. So when we set up the camper I took a nap and I ended up sleeping for two hours. After I woke up I took a shower while grandma and grandpa cooked supper. After we had supper we went to see The Garden of the Gods, and it ...