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... s castle home in Colorado Springs. It was a fun get together.
Wednesday, Sept. 18th, was the day to have some minor repairs on our tow at the Subaru dealer. Friend Bill Morr, cousin, Bill Baum & Kate joined us for a sushi dinner downtown.
Thursday Sept. 19th, was spent reprovisioning our motorhome at all the wonderful store options that we hadn't seen in our travels since leaving California.
Kansas is our next stop.
... though...) The Manitou Cliff Dwellings were neat to walk through (the girls loved climbing ladders set up that the Indians may? have used something similar to get around these homes - just watch your head!) Experiencing real COLD once again on this trip (and myself and two girls having the chapped hands/faces to prove it!), I can't imagine what it would have been like to live out in the mountains (and desert) in such primitive times, and try to stay ...
... It felt wonderful. But it was also sad. We were fresh out of "mountain majesty" and our task was to traverse the high plains. We researched with our newfound cell service and discovered the cheapest and most semsible place to bed down for the night between us and Chicago was Colorado Springs. Our drive was over for now. This conclusion was not reached easily. We went out to eat, but found that our preferred restaurant was closed. There was a place with a curious ...
... It was a ceramic disk that had the imprint of an aspen leaf. We walked all the way to the round about with no luck on the ring front.
We crossed to the other side of the street and began to repeat the process. In one of the stores the lady did not have what Leslie was looking for, but she thought she knew of a store that would. She took us outside and pointed out a store on the other side of the street. We crossed over ...
... back to the Pike's Peak Inn, the sidewalks were getting slightly icy which reminded us of Lee Vining much earlier in our trip and many miles and States away.
Back in our warm and cosy room, we sorted through our suitcases, trying to make everything fit, in readiness for leaving the next day. We didn't want to go; we never do. We'll be back soon.