Hilton Garden Inn Colorado Springs
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I got up early to watch the sunrise over the dunes. It was a beautiful still morning accented by the fact that absolutely no one else was around. I had an hour to myself before the girls woke up and climbed their way to the top of the ridge where I was sitting, only to roll themselves down again! Then we packed up our gear and headed back to the car before the sand got too hot. We rented a couple of sandboards and headed back to the nearest dune to try ...
... tourist boom that brings throngs to the mountain top year-round. There are several ways to reach the 14,110-foot summit. We opted to take the world-famous Pikes Peak Cog Railroad to reach the summit that inspired Katherine Lee Bates to write "America the Beautiful" in the late 1800s.
You can also drive the 19-mile Pikes Peak Highway, but we had been wisely and truthfully advised that driving meant the driver would miss out on the spectacular scenery along the way.
... town. We then spent several hours at the Cripple Creek Heritage Center, where they had wonderful displays on the history of the town and gold mining industry. Leaving Cripple Creek we headed over several back roads, some of them dirt,
to the “American Eagle Overlook” this was an overlook on the mining company’s property that overlooked a huge open pit gold mining operation. From the overlook the trucks ...
... the resort had to close due to thunder and lightning, since we all had pretty decent sunburns the next day. Ouch! That's the third time in my life that I've been truly sunburned and the first time where it's lasted longer than a day and needed some sort of cream for it. The high altitudes can really get you!
Seven Falls (two days ago) - This one was really one giant series of cascades called the seven falls. The ...
... out of me. I couldn’t go back to sleep after that. We had an early checkout of 10 which was sort of annoying. They said we could ask for late checkout but we tried calling 3 times and no one ever answers even though we can see the office from our unit and they are there. I did walk up there once but had so much to ask them that I forgot the late checkout. Including asking why no one had been by to clean the room/exchange towels ...