Rocky Mountains - Reminising of Home
Trip Start Jun 01, 2005
7Trip End Jan 14, 2006
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After being in Denver for 4 days I headed over to Colorado Springs to spend time with a friend from camp, Laura. I thought I was going to only stay for a few days but I ended up staying almost two weeks there...... it is such a beautiful area. The city is right beside the rocky mountains and there are heaps of touristy things to do, so it was only right that I did them! Laura had to work so I would drop her off at work in the morning and take her car for the day. First day I went to 'The gardens of the Gods', which is a magnificant display of red rocks having been push up out of the earth (see the pictures)
Over the next week I visited 'The world rodeo hall of fame', 'The Seven Falls', 'The Cave of the Winds' and I tried to go see this big gorge place but I got lost and ended up in a town called Cripple Creek, which has the most pokie machines I have ever seen for a small town, at this point I had to head back to pick up Laura so I never made it to the gorge.
All was going well till Friday, that is when I managed to have a minor car accident. Changing lanes a little too late a guy scraped pass me on the right hand side of the car. The car I was driving wasn't affected too much and his car had indicator light come loose but regardless he decided to call the cops and I was slapped with a $90 fine!! Blimin americans! I managed to avoid crying in front of the guy who hit me and the police lady (who I must say was very appologtic that the whole incident happened and she wished me a happy stay in the states), but was pretty shaky driving from then on.
I have only another week left in the States before I head to Sth America, so I can guarantee there will be some good stories from down there.
Check out the photos.