Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Day Trip To Colorado/Manitou Springs

White snew on the ground and a clear bloo sky. Perfect weather to take a little day trip down I-25 to Colorado/Manitou Springs! We needed to blow off a little stink after hanging around TEH CONDOH during the recent snewy weather.

On the way, we located a Yogi Bear Campground at mile marker 174.
Imagine this scene with snew on the ground.

Only a few of these sites are open during the winter.

The campground has a great view of the surrounding hills and evergreen trees. We'll pay this place a visit when it warms up a bit.

On we drove to the Springs. We checked out a doll shop, but it appeared to be a private home and nobody was home. We had better luck at the next place:

Needleworks By Holly Berry
2409 W. Colorado Ave.
Colorado Springs, CO 80904

Lots of knitting stuff, yarn, patterns, etc. While we were perusing the goods, I overheard a conversation between the staff and someone who must be on the city council. "We need a red light... We need better parking..." You know, the usual.

We et lunch at:

On The Menu
Black Bean Soop
Cajun Crepe with Shrimp, Onion, Mushrooms, Spicy Cream Sauce
Crusty Garlikky 'Taters
Rise and Dine Breakfast Crepe with Black Forest Ham 'n Eggs
A fyne Herbal Tea
Chime Chardonnay

We took our time eating this delish food!

We found our old friend, the El Colorado Inn. We stayed there a couple times in the past.

Then off to Garden Of The Gods and a brief hike among the red rock formations.
Bloo sky over Colorady

Darkness fell as we returned to Denver. The hordes were already hitting the freeway going home from work. Oh yeah, the weekend begins NOW!

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