Travelodge Colorado Springs
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We had a fantastic few days in Colorado Springs. On our first full day there we took a tour of the Cave of the Winds. This supposedly haunted cave was opened in the late 1800s and the tours used to take up to 9 hours and with only two areas where you could stand! Today it has been opened up and had concrete floors and lighting added. Our tour guide …
We had a long drive today, but it was beautiful because we were heading straight for the Rocky Mountains (I love the mountains!). There was snow in some places as we drove through the mountains - April. We arrived late and went straight to our hotel to relax and enjoy the pool and leave the sight-seeing for daylight.
First on the agenda …
... of the nearby landowners came over and quizzed me as to whether we had hit the top of the barn or not. We hadn't but we had spooked her horses. I was spooked too!
next off to AFA or similar title. It was the training centre for the American airforce officers. What a picturesque setting. The training/playing facilities were lush green and extensive. The visitor Center even had a gift shop. Seemed a little strange at an airforce ...
... for sure. We stopped at the marina and took a look around. Because the water fluctuates so much with the opening of the damn, the ramp is very long ( or short depending on the water level). On this day the water was very low and the ramp was extremely long. Just walking up you felt like you were climbing a mountain. We met a lovely couple with a dog (of course) just coming off their boat from a day of fishing. They didn't catch much today but had a good time ...
... affects of the altitude a little - either that or i was just dehydrated... Either way it wasn't a bother. Went into the shop and bought a few bits and bobs, including the WORLD FAMOUS PIKES PEAK CHOCOLATE COVERED DOUGHNUTS!!! Not sure what all the hype is about... They don't taste that great, in fact they taste like swedish peppakaka (?spelling). Oh well.. we also bought some maple fudge, which we found out later is very ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking
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