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... were groggy and not too keen on getting up at 6:15, but we wanted a 7:00 a.m. departure, so we had to roust them.
The toughest part is always saying good-bye to Rally, but we have a great dog/hamster/house sitter, so we're feeling good. We’ll miss her like crazy, of course, but she’s in good hands. Rally seemed non-plussed by the whole event, laying on the comfy master bed between the pillows as we made our good-byes.
Finally I hear you all thinking... But here I am alive and kicking!
As many of you have experienced, I have been back in Belgium for a while. It was nice to be back and meet friends and family. In between my visit to Belgium I also travelled to Thailand for a vacation and most important, the wedding of my buddy Pieter. It was an honor to be his best man.
Two weeks relaxing, sun, delicious food, ...
Was going to have less pictures today, but you know how that goes. The Pike's Peak Cog Railway is the longest and highest cog railway in the world. We rose from and elevation of 6,400 feet to 14,115 feet in under just 9 miles. Some of the grade at 25%. To give you an idea usually the greatest grade on highways is 7%.
You will see and be able to tell from the pictures where we are on the trip. We start of with big rocks and trees, then we move into area with less ...
... of Colorado Springs. We are staying here as it is at the foot of Pike's Peak. Town has a charming historic district with small shops, restaurants and art galleries which we will have to try to visit.
Had dinner at a local restaurant called the Mason Jar. We both had rainbow trout. It was good (but not as good as mine.
Randy cooked us a fabulous breakfast, then took the I-25 S to get across Denver before finding the CO-67. At the beginning this was a very pretty road, after a short while we came to a fork in the road and decided to take W Pine Creek road as this was only meant to be a 3 mile dirt road. Well it started out very easy and then we rounded a turn and WOW it just dropped, twisted and turned, very scary, I kept it in first gear and rode the rear brake ...