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We had not yet left Guyana when I purchased the July 3 tickets for the Colorado Springs Sky Sox and the Oklahoma AAA team. I had grand visions of watching the game, eating a hot dog and nachos, and finishing it all with an amazing display of fireworks…not! I have recorded similar fireworks disappointment elsewhere in ...
... had planned. With the cold and the wind we have decided to change our plans and skip the sand dunes in Alamosa, CO. Instead we hound a good hotel deal with a larger room in Cortez, Colorado where we will be staying for 3 nights.
We will drive to Cortez tomorrow and wind our way through the country. From Cortez we will hit up several parks and hopefully warmer temps and lower wind speeds..
... to get there early, especially if we wanted an umbrella.
On this morning every lawn chair was taken and we were left with towels on grass which isn't the worst thing ever but certainly a lawn chair and an umbrella are a bonus given the brutal midday Colorado sun.
We ended up spending most of the day by the pool and going down the water slides. I think Canyon set a single day record of going down the slides over 100 times!
The kids went to ...
... 4 million. Wow! It has 4 chapels inside the 1 structure: the largest houses 125 and a pipe organ with 4000 pipes for the Protestants. The 2nd largest will seat 100 and has a pipe organ with 3000 pipes for the Catholics. The 3rd has seats for 50 for the Buddhists and the 4th for the Jewish of 50 seats. Those last 2 areas contain no musical instruments, just choir areas. We did not have time to see them all, but I'm attaching some photos ...
... there is an overlook.
It is from this first overlook that one begins to get an overall picture of the beauty of the Paint Mines. The Paint Mines are different colors of sediment that have been exposed by the forces of erosion. Local lore has it that the Indians had used it for war paint. The colors range from whites to reds to yellows.
The erosion has formed small canyons in the ...
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