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... as they entered (Cameron entertained himself by making lists rather than making pictures - he's a practical kind of guy). Just before we left Santa Fe, we headed over to the Canyon Road and spent a happy hour looking at the artwork in the William & Joseph Gallery (we loved the stuff on display by Reid Ric******* and Marci Erspammer). Cameron fed the owners goldfish and I told the guy that he had lovely 'shop' - which I'm sure he bristled at, thinking 'philistine"!
... area in layer after of layer of mud, ash and stone, compressing the previous layers into rock and trapping leaves, insects, fish and other life forms between the rock layers
resulting in what we know today as fossils. Unfortunately we were unable to actually go into the fossil beds, as they are protected and reserved for research, but some are on display in the visitor’s center. There were also red wood tree stumps ...
... 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 ...
... in Vail to have a dinner...ribs served in the perfect way!
Finally we were back in Colorado Springs at 0.30 am...a day of 19 hours!
Sunday morning Pieter had to back. I dropped him off at the airport at 11.00 am. Time for me to take a little nap!
Sunday evening I went out for dinner with Shannon and Lisa, they took me to a very nice place with great food.
Monday morning was back to ...
... for a weaker hitter. I wonder if he was shocked when the batter sent that ball soaring and the 3rd baseman made it to home. Wow, what a game.
Friday was the day that most of the gang was going to Pike’s Peak. Wendell chose to tour the Olympic Training Facility and visit the WWII Museum. I had a free day!
Saturday was the Big Safari business meeting, so Wendell left early while I slept in. When he returned ...