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Monday May 19, 2014
Today was a beautifully clear sunny morning, and we headed to the town of “Manitou Springs” and the “Pikes Peak Cog Railway”. After picking up our tickets we boarded the
train for our round trip ride from the depot to the summit of Pikes Peak, the ride
takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes each way with about ...
... and then we move from building to building looking at the old games. Tron, Asteroids, Zork, Dig Dug and Ms Pacman to name just a few. We pass a little time here and then head over to lunch.
We head over to the train station and prepare to board our Swiss cog train ...
... where we were going.. what fun! But we got to Casper in the end, not a very large town. But once again a good halfway stop on our way to MT. The hotel is right on the highway, so easy access for tomorrow. Went across the road for mexican for dinner. Very nice little restaurant witih excellent service staff, and quite cheap too. Anyway, off for breakfast now (writing this on the 25th), more updates on our drive to Bozeman tonight. ...
... ride of 8000+ feet above Colorado Springs took 1.5 hours. We learned that last week dropped 36" on the mountain, and we saw more and more evidence of that as we climbed. About 3PM we topped at the Observation Area for refreshments.
The view was breathtaking, to be sure! In fact, some of the 120 or so passengers sought oxygen assistance! I too ...
... think there is a balance between allowing animals to roam free and finding better ways to incorporate them into a devise for education and learning and helping connect people to a world they would otherwise not know. I thought as a society we had learned to do better. I do not know how these animals came to be at this zoo but I do know one thing. Regardless of if they were raised in captivity or taken from the wild, whether they were healthy ...
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