Super 8 Motel - Peterson AFB
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... at the top to
enjoy the views and the gift shop. The train travels to an elevation of 14,115 ft., well above the tree line and at this time of the year it is still snow covered. The temperature today at the top was 30 degrees, with a wind that made it feel much colder requiring winter coats.
Some other facts about the train are: the track is 8.9 miles long, it is the highest cog railway in the world, ...
... take us up to Pike's Peak which is about 14,110 ft. This is a ride of only 8.9 miles but the train must climb this very steep slope and so the ride up and down including a stop at the top of about 30 min is 3 hrs and 10 min. The train has a cog system so that it can climb ...
Arrived in Colorado Springs around 11am and went directly to the The Air Force Academy. The Air Force Academy is unique in its dual role as both an Air Force installation and a university. The 10th Air Base Wing provides logistical, medical, fire response, security, civil engineering, family care and medical support across the 18,000-acre installation for a community of approximately 25,000.
We stopped at the base exchxange looking for a ...
... some wooziness, but was happy to find I could still inhale easily. Phyl purchased some just-out-of-the-pan cake doughnuts for us. We each munched on just 1/2 of one...but the yummy treat was gooey and delectable with nutmeg and cinammon.
In reverse sitting positions on the way down the mountain, we could see things we might have missed on the climb. We ...
... whether they are rotated out or kept there forever…I do know one thing. No enclosure should lack personality or a natural feel. No enclosure should smell so bad it makes the people on the other side of the GLASS feel like vomiting. No enclosure should be so small as to allow the guests to always view the animals. They need space …which this zoo has in spades…I saw a fake snake…one of those terrible cheap statues that ...
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