Friday, July 20, 2012

Wandering Around Colorado Springs

Recently enjoyed a nice week in Colorado Springs. The Waldo Canyon fire emergency was over, and it seemed like a good idea to spend a little dough locally.

Mom in law relaxin' in the Windy.

Beastie relaxin'.

Looking over Manitou Springs from Garden of the Gods.

Garden of the Gods.

This is no joke. Since our last visit, over a hundred homes were lost in a terrible fire here.

America's mountain, Pike's Peak.

The cog train on top o' the mountain, near the gift shop. As seen from miles away!

Pathway at Garden of the Gods.

Pile o' huge ole boulders.

A lake on the Pike's Peak drive. Lake levels throughout Colorado are low due to the ongoing drought.


Cog train at the summit.

End of the track!

Lookin' down on Colorado Springs.

Lookin' down the other side.

Le fleur.

A chairlift at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

Downtown Colorado Springs from the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

The famous and expensive Broadmore Hotel seen from the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

Whutchu lookin' at?

'Nother critter.

Feelin' small.

I hope there's always thick glass twixt me and a grizzled barr!

In the rain!

Pike's Peak road is now paved all the way up!

Do you mind? I'ma trying to get a little sun here!

Gotta check for barbeque brakes on the way down.

Yet another critter.

Some of the burn damage from the Waldo Canyon fire.

The fire stopped just above this little town.

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