Hilton Garden Inn Colorado Springs
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... Here's a YouTube link to a panoramic view I took:
As I started back down the mountain, I noticed a shimmy in my front wheel. It took me a minute to figure out the cause- my arms were shivering, causing the handlebars to vibrate back and forth!
Going back down was similar to up- the 5 miles above the tree line was sheer terror with the wind and steep grades. I braked and stopped often. But once ...
Well "Merry Christmas" to all. Another big day today and the longest one by car. I got up at 5.20am and went to the gym. There was this guy in there before me and he didn't respond to my "Merry Christmas" - what a bah humbug!! Workout done - quick breakfast and then we were on the road by 9am. Started the day as planned "snow covered" but as we neared our destination there was no snow. Boo hoo - all my dreams of snowball fights and building snowmen ...
... the views would be something. They also have their world famous donuts and coffee. They were good, but it doesn't say the worlds best, just world famous. And I suppose if you are the only mountain top in the world to have donuts then they would become world famous.
Guarantee...no blog tomorrow because we aren't doing anything. Then on Thursday we leave for Frisco which is on I70 west of Denver at an elevation of 9,000 feet. Then from there on it is all down ...
... circa 1870. It is a spectacular development which would have made the disaster all the more tragic if it had burned. On the right side, one can see the scar that reached down into the Mountain Shadows neighborhood, completely destroying nearly 350 homes.
From the overlook we drove to the Garden of the Gods Trading Post. We took the winding road through Garden of the Gods. This is ...
... and see the sights that make up their new lives.
We will hike volcanoes, wander ancient cities, browse indigenous markets, and lounge on beaches. But the thing that I'm most looking forward to is sitting with some of my favorite people in the world, enjoying a cold beer at a streetside table, talking and laughing, soaking in the smells, sounds, sights, and tastes of a strange new place.
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