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Today's drive takes us from Colorado Springs to Grand Lake (in the Rockies). We decided to do a bit of a detour via Pikes Peak mountain, where the hill climb car time trial is held. The 19 mile road took us from 7500ft to the Summit, at 14110ft. There were lots of oohs and aahs as we made our way up, interspersed with the occasional shriek from me as I looked over the edge......I have decided that the racing drivers are completely insane!!! It took us ...
We stopped at a shopping centre in Lone Tree. This is a lovely centre, with stone and timber being widely used throughout. There are a few well-placed open fireplaces, which is an unusual feature within a shopping centre, but the affect is wonderful. We went outside, where there is a pool of running water over a lovely pink stone paved area. A bald eagle statue on one side, and quotes from several people. We walked around to the other side, ...
... above the tree line, is alpine tundra and looks like desert. But we were graced with views of Bighorn Sheep, which was a huge excitement for me as I have never seen them in real life! They were somewhat far away, but thanks to a good zoom on my new camera, I got some decent pictures. We even saw small areas where there was still snow on the ground. But what goes up, must come down, and so soon we were driving down the other side of the mountain. This side of the ...
... called Mackinaw’s Bar and Grill, a local’s place for sure. We still had a while until we arrived in Dillon and it was getting late, so we stopped to have dinner on the water, sitting on the back patio with the dogs. We were the only ones sitting outside, however, continued to be entertained by the locals. At one point, an old man we’ll call Jim, about seventy-five, comes out to the patio and lights a cigarette. After a few minutes, in a ...
... a new blog update has been posted. And, I will likely continue to add my two cents as well. :)
Please know that I continue to be in regular contact with the team leaders, Jess Brown, and AJ Welsh, every couple of days on average, and am able to contact them directly at just about any time in the case of an emergency. If anyone ever has any questions or concerns about anything regarding the team, the trip, or any team ...