Oakwood at Village at Westmead
Travel Blogs from Colorado Springs
The morning sun shown through the curtains early but because of the time change, we were up early and ready to go. We headed over to the resorts spa and got directions to the canyon close by for a hike. Jim ran and I walked and enjoyed the wonderful rock formations, flowing streams and serenity of the park. We climbed just over 1000 feet and Jim ran about 7 miles. I was to meet Jim at the spa when I returned but of course got distracted by a dog. By the way, dogs ...
... us. The majesty of the old buildings and the formality of the staff and surroundings swept us away and allowed us to relax and just get pampered. Jim surprised me by telling the staff we were celebrating a belated anniversary. Everyone wished us a happy anniversary and we were even given a bottle of champagne to help us celebrate. We laughed about that as our anniversary is in May. Our original thought was to explore Colorado ...
We were awake at 6.30am, after a fairly good nights' sleep. We had breakfast and then did some googling to see where we would head.
We caught the shuttle bus back to the airport to pick up our hire car. We got the choice of either 2 Chevs, white or grey or a Ford Fusion in gunmetal grey. After checking out all the cars, the Ford had the better interior and looked better (no that is not a biased ...
... the reigns. For all i know it could have been a ghost rider. Anyways, i stepped on it and got the hell outta there! I looked back in my rear view mirror and it was gone. ( ok, a little creative liberty there...) The drive to and from Westcliffe was real nice, winding roads, mesas, some scattered trees and scenic ranch land. Earlier yesterday as i drove from Salada (ugly **** town), there were actual whitewater rivers in the valley. ...
... friend of [my] Tony's from college - went to a great, cozy local Mexican restaurant (Crystal Park Cantina) in Manitou Springs (tried a coconut mojito - LOVE!)
I had been to Garden of the Gods before (only visited Colorado Springs once before, must have been 9? years ago?), but the girls had never been, was still very pretty (but Tony said, kind of like a smaller-scale Arches National Park, which we had already seen - no offense to CO ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking