Holiday Inn Colorado Springs (Airport)
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... out significant natural features of the mountain.
The cog railroad climbs at an amazingly steep 25% grade, which is six times greater than the steepest grade found on typical railroads. This is possible because the cog train uses a cog or gear engaged to a continuously toothed third rail to literally pull itself forward. It was a smooth journey – slow and steady – that allowed us to oohh and aahh along the way.
As we gained elevation, the low cloud ...
... over to the Chapel. The chapel is a fantastic building both for the architectural standpoint
and for the spiritual feeling you get just walking into the chapel. After that we walked around an area that overlooked the cadet’s dorms, dining hall and class rooms, all were surrounding
a large grassy area and the parade grounds. Unfortunately we are now at the end of the academic year and there were very few cadets out and about, those ...
... and then we move from building to building looking at the old games. Tron, Asteroids, Zork, Dig Dug and Ms Pacman to name just a few. We pass a little time here and then head over to lunch.
We head over to the train station and prepare to board our Swiss cog train ...
... lunch on the patio. Keith, of course, took great care of us.
We drove another hour to Fort Collins and decided we wanted crab legs for dinner. We stopped at the store and stocked up and made it home around 5pm. It was a beautiful night so we sat on the deck and pigged out and regaled our roomie Rebecca with tails from the road.
It was an awesome trip. We are happy to be home.