TownePlace Suites Colorado Springs - Garden Of The Gods
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... I didn't let him finish. "No! Thanks!" He laughed and said he wanted to make sure I didn't have a mechanical. That especially motivated me, I hated walking at all but I was getting to the top of this mountain under my own power! It felt great to be so determined!
Finally, after 2 hours and 16 minutes, I rolled over the top to the summit, pumping my fist into the air as I did! At 14,110 feet, this is easily the highest point I've ever stood on ...
... but I'd have to say when you have just seen Arches National Park and Monument Valley it was never going to be as impressive as those! Of course we spent some time and money in the gift shop! Then we headed out to the Cliff Dwellings At Manitou Springs. This is the original housing styles of the local indians, imbedded into rock. It was very interesting to explore.
The evening was completed at my good ...
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 the United States.
We did not buy the 4 for $10 high altitude donuts, which they push on tourists as if there were no tomorrow. To be fair, the tourists snap them up as if they will never eat again. Kenny and I split one last time; I remember it being extremely heavy and rather tasteless. One amusing vignette: mother trailing little boy, maybe 4, to donut counter. Little boy WAILING: "I don't want to share!" ...
... nap and then back to Kristina and Glenn’s (I wish I would have gotten a picture of everyone together =( place where Kristina made a delicious dinner (Michael was thrilled to have a home cooked meal-eating out gets old for him!) And while the grown-ups sat around and chatted the girls had a super time playing together-it was another late night but we had so much fun we can’t complain!!! ...