Hilton Garden Inn Colorado Springs
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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 ...
Sunday May 18, 2014
Early this morning we traveled west on US 24 to the town
of Florissant and the “Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument”. This is a mountain valley that millions of years ago was a lush forest of giant redwood trees and lakes full of fish and
supporting rich insect and animal life. Over an extended period many volcanic eruptions ...
... 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 ...
... so it was a gamble but it was still raining and we had nothing else we could do in the rain. It did look as though it was clearing in one direction according to radar. We get up there and it says its still open to 13 which is how far we got before. The guy said they have been plowing non-stop all day but can’t get the road cleared. So we start the drive up anyway. You never know what you can see and there is wildlife on the ...
... out of the Springs, paying a cab $50 (not accounted for in the aforementioned costs) to get to the consulate early, I was told that in fact I would have to come back in the morning to pick it up. Ellen agreed to pick it up the next day, since picking up is an exponentially easier and faster process than dropping off. Luckily, however, I forgot to give her the receipt before I left town. Good job, Ellen. After getting Ellen the receipt, paying the overnight ...