We are back from Colorado. We had lots of fun, and I will get all of the photos uploaded and loet everyone know when they are ready.
The first day we stopped at Capulan, an extinct volcano in New Mexico. We went there when Emma was 10 months old, so we thought we would take her back.
The second day we went to Salida, CO for a picnic and play time down by the Arkansas River.
The third day, Saturday,
July 29th, we went to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and The Shrine of the
Sun in Colorado Springs. The zoo was neat, but it was on a mountain
and you always had to climb UP! I think the zoo in OK City is just as
fabulous. The Shrine of the Sun was built by Spencer Penrose
, the man that had the Broadmoor built. It is told it was supposed to
be a shrine to himself, but his millionaire friends told him that was just
taking it a bit too far, and Will Rogers died in a plane crash while it
was being constructed, so it was named for him. Strange since he is
buired in Claremore, OK, Will Rogers that is.
The fourth day was in Florence, CO. That is where I purchased all the fabulous items. Vintage patterns, buttons and crocheted hotpads. I could have stayed for hours and shopped. We ate lunch at the Mainstreet Grille... wonderful. I had a Buffalo Burger for the first time in my life, and I can say they made it heavenly!
The fifth day was Pike's Peak. I tell you, that was amazing, and if you ever get the chance, go up the mountain in the cog rail. If you do go, go early in the day so it is clear.
Did I tell you there is a couple that lives on this mountain that takes care of the Manitou Springs/Colorado Springs reservoirs? Yes, they have their own "drive way". To get their mail it is 17 miles one way, oh and to buy groceries.. 70 miles one way! There house is gorgeous , as well as their grounds, but you must really love your spouse to be that isolated! There is one of the reservoirs in the picture.