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... were the perfect addition to our travel day!
There had been record breaking rains in Colorado and we were lucky not to have gotten into those, but we did see quite a bit of erosion and road damage as we came thru Ute Pass into Manitou Spirngs where we camped. The little creek behind our campsite was moving swiftly and no longer just a babbling brook.
Our Lake Powell companions organized a mini-reunion/picture sharing evening at ...
... places on this tour that are very narrow and very low, forcing you to stay single file and bent over or crouched. As we shuffled on, she suddenly gasped and grabbed me back. Her entire lantern wick had disappeared! One of the stories told was that wicks would sometimes be blown out - but never before had one completely disappeared!
I have to admit, I let her go in front of me so she would be surrounded by the light of the other ...
We stayed at Colorado Springs Monday night. We got up Tuesday morning and traveled to the top of Pike's Peak- over 14,000 feet toward the sky. Ears popped many times and I had to hold my breathe as we drove around many of the curves, especially going up. Guard rails were few and far between. We felt a little light headed as we reached the top. Of course, we had to get a picture a the very top saying "we made it". ...
... but not pouring. However, since it had been raining so hard, when we crossed the street we had to go through some fairly high water that was coming from the streets higher on the hill. The bottom of Hillary's blue jeans were soaked. It did not impact me because I was wearing shorts and sandals.
Coming out of that store we found it was just sprinkling. Hillary and I went into another jewelry store and then a comic book ...
... at Fort Garland but as we turned onto the US-160, fresh snow was falling. It is a phrase that I have often heard but never seemed more appropriate than on that occasion, new, white, fluffy, fresh snow falling onto two or three inches of grey in the road and sidewalks. We had thought we might stop here for lunch but it was still quite early as we had left Taos straight after breakfast and the sight of snow threw us completely.
Other places to stay in Manitou Springs
215 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs | Motelfrom $68
481 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs | Motelfrom $96
- A good place to stay.
- Great place, large rooms
- Loved it
45 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs | 2 star motelfrom $115
229 Maitou Ave., Manitou Springs | 1 star motelfrom $39
134 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs | Motelfrom $54
626 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs | Motelfrom $79