Imperial Hotel and Restaurant
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After Jan's online class this morning, we repacked the car and loaded the dog for the last time, and started for home. We had kind-of, half-heartedly decided that we were finished with sight-seeing and we would just head home, but we didn't get far...only blocks, really...when Bob suggested that we drive through Colorado National Monument since we were here. And we were so glad we did!
We entered the Rim Rock Trail Road at the south entrance and stopped ...
... first question they asked was if we had been " extras" in The Lord Of The Rings! Out onto the motorways at about 120km South of Colorado Springs then an easy and fast trip to the city. Speeds around 120km/hr which is the speed limit. High overcast but very mild. Clouds were dark and threatening. Looks like snow weather........just found out that snow is predicted here tomorrow. Where's that RAV 4wd when we need ...
... entertaining watching her come in for a landing. The guides were great and helped her stop without crashing.
At the end of the course we found ourselves standing on a 70 foot tall platform with only one way down. Repel. Ben and Riley once again gave us a quick lesson and we leaned over the side and jumped off. It was a great way to end the tour. We all piled back into the van and once again put our faith in Chainsaw to get us back to ...
... and it was real character builder.
We’ve been driving for literally 9 hours now and Jym is getting testy. That is why I didn’t want any long drive days. He is good at first but always near the end we are sniping at each other. It doesn’t help that as we reached closer to Denver and came out of the mountains the highway has been rush hour in Orlando. Ah road rage how I have missed you…lol.
... Gods, and as we passed the sign the odds leaned heavier in their favor. We were happy we did, because it really was amazing! The sun came out and really lit up the red rocks, and each structure was different, awe-inspiring, and dwarfing. Plus, we also had a great view of Pike's Peak from there.
Last but not least, it was time to head to the feature of the day: The Castle Rock Outlets. After ...
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