Sunday, November 6, 2016

Pikes Peak or Bust

It has taken us over a month to reach Colorado. Here is a map of our route.

Before getting to Colorado Springs, we stayed at an Air Museum in Pueblo, Colorado, which I toured the next morning.

Here is a picture of our trailer in our campground in Falcon, just outside of Colorado Springs. Pikes Peak is the mountain between the trees in the center.

We visited with my son, Bill, his wife, Denise, and their two dogs at their home in Colorado Springs. Jake loved their dogs. They later visited with us at our trailer in Cheyenne Mountain State Park.

We also visited with my cousin Jan, her husband Clyde and daughter Kim in their home in Castle Rock.

After visiting with my cousin, we took a trip to Rocky Mountain National Park before heading to Longmont to visit Kay's cousin Shelley and her family.

Views from Rocky Mountain National Park:

We did see some elk and deer when we were in Rocky Mountain National Park, but were not close enough to get pictures. Did I mention there was snow above 10,000 feet?

We have also taken a few sightseeing trips such as The Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs.

When we left the Garden of the Gods, we took a ride North on the Rampart Range Road. We traveled about 25 miles as the crow flies, but it took us three hours and many places the speed limit of twenty was way too fast. The road was narrow and many parts of it were wide enough for only one vehicle. Yes, the road had two-way traffic. Too many times the drop off was on our side. There were no guardrails, just loose gravel along the edge and no place to pull over if you met someone coming the other way. The last 11 miles brought Kay to tears because it was so twisty and narrow and she could look down and see how severely the hillside dropped off on her side. What began as beautiful breath taking views ended up being terrifying views for Kay. Her prayers were answered because we did not go over the edge.

We camped in Falcon for one week and we are now camped in Cheyenne Mountain State Park. It is absolutely gorgeous here. Fort Carson serenades us at sunrise and sunset. We were surprised at how load their speakers broadcast the music for the raising and lowering of the flag.

Yesterday was another special time of visiting with family because we had dinner at Rocco's Italian Restaurant with my great niece Alora Wallace and her daughter, my great great niece, Rose.

We will spend one more week here and continue to site see and visit family.

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1 comment:

Les Weiner said...

Hey there! You two deserve at least one comment! Not only do I enjoy your regular email messages, but I delight in this summary of all that has been happening on your travels. Much love to you both. Les