El Colorado Lodge
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Our last big day on the road (for a while anyways) started with a flat long drive through the farming state of Kansas but the reward was well worth the effort. The first impression of Colorado was awe inspiring, the American Rockies emerged before us, as snow capped peaks seemingly grew from the surrounding flat plains. It turns out we had been driving uphill for what must have been miles as were surprised to find that Colorado Springs sat at a ...
... see it bubbling up from manhole covers and flowing right beside houses.
We got unloaded at the hotel, got our key and headed to room 219, the FW Woolworth Celebrity Suite, and it is sweet! We have a two poster bed in a turret room with a fire place. We have a sitting room with a pull out couch, two Queen Anne chairs, coffee table, and a large desk and chair. There are two sinks with granite counter tops. The toilet and tub are in a separate ...
... drop-offs (thousands of feet). I was amazed at the bicycle riders riding up the Peak 18 miles of uphill, the physical fitness of these people must be amazing not only because of the climb but working at high altitude. The elevation was over a mile !! So I get to the top, yesterday I was excited about seeing snow, today I am walking in a foot of it!! It was great at the top, one big parking lot and a Gift Shop (of course). One exception ...
... and restaurants. We had breakfast for lunch at a wonderful cafe run by a Polish woman. After that we spent some time shopping....my first real opportunity to shop since we have been on the trip! We had reservations for the Pikes Peak cog railway, a train going to the top of the mountain, and we finished up shopping early so we switched our reservations to the 1:20pm train. By this time the sun had come out and it ...
... and had to go through customs and then back through security yet again. Fortunately we were given an expedited pass when we got off the plane from Munich because we had a connecting flight. The pass allowed us to go to the head of the line in customs and security which was good, because I’m not sure if we would have make our flights otherwise.
We took Mother and Dad to their concourse and had to say our goodbyes because we were in ...