The Academy Hotel Colorado Springs
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... for people to walk, hike, picnic, climb and of course, photograph the stunning formations that are the Garden of the Gods.
For a slightly different experience we set out early to drive to the summit of Pike's Peak. Now how hard could that be! ....putting aside for the moment Bob's well-known fear of heights; the sign at the toll booth that included, "we recommend 1/2 tank of gas" and the ...
... closer to the departing time, the announcement that the flight was overbooked was made. They were offering a $200 voucher and transfer to a later flight. I would have jumped at the opportunity, because free money is well free money, but the new flight times didn't line up.
We boarded at 545 am, they deiced the plane, then wheels up.
SONG OF THE FLIGHT: Best Day of My Life by American Authors
... breakfast at one of the many little shops on the property. Mason was happy to finally find a banana to eat and the kids were able to get cereal and bagels. We ate breakfast outside by the lake (pictures below) while Christina went for a jog.
We had nothing planned today other than to enjoy not being in the car. Colorado Springs offers tons of outdoor activities, our challenge is to decide which one to choose!
... a really lovely time walking around looking in several boutique stores and just taking in it's charm. After we finished up gift shopping we headed further along the road and stopped at a gorgeous little lake where it seemed all of Colorado's retarded population had as well. Seriously, loads of handicapped and down syndrome people all over the place. We had ourselves a little picnic and moved on to the next lake.
The next lake was a lovely drive away ...
... The deepest points in the canyons were 30 to 40 feet. So they are not huge, but they are wonderfully unique to explore.
The white formations appear to be a coarse sandstone. The reds and yellows are more of a fine silt. Much of those colors have cracks in them like one would see in the desert. The erosion has created some interesting formations.
Jim was kind enough to take time out of ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
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