There was metered parking on Colorado Avenue with a 2 hour limit so I parked on Pikes Peak Ave by Bancroft Park
October 13 Thursday Colorado Springs I slept in till 0700 this morning and decided to invest another day visiting Colorado Springs. Pretty much everywhere I am going to I am revisiting but I am able to do so at a much more leisurely pace and that has made all the difference. The weather has been ideal and the air is fresh. This motel is ideally situated for exploring the springs and at $40.36 a night hard to beat. Of course that is off season rates. The advantage of doing the opposite of what everyone else does can hardly be overestimated. Colorado City and Colorado Avenue is just a short walk north up 26th street. There is a bus stop on 25th street. The bus runs between the downtown terminal and Manitou Springs. The regular rate is $1.75 and senior rate (over 60) is 85 cents. If someone is driving there is a 2 hour limit on the parking meters at 25 cents for 20 minutes but there is free street parking one block north on Pike Peaks ave or in lots behind the stores. I had a pretty laid back day in The Springs. I went to a restaurant in Old
Colorado City and had a lunch burrito and then did some shopping at Walmart for fruit. Then back to the room to work on various projects. Tomorrow I will head to Denver taking a circuitous route through the Pike National Forest west of Colorado Springs then North.
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I am a sojourner, that is my occupation, that is what I do. I took Early Retirement in December 2010 and never looked back. I have taken several trips while on vacations around the US and to Europe while I was working but now can travel full time if I wish. Since I retired I have been visiting or revisiting many of my favorite locations in the US and then revisiting many of my favorite locations in Europe at a more leisurely pace, blogging all the ... full info