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I am now returning to finish the blogs for our Alaska trip. I apologize for the break in action but hope to catch up now. We left off with Pike's Peak and our next adventure was seeing the sites around Colorado Springs. We hope you enjoy the photos as much as we enjoyed taking them.... read more
Anasazi people
Cliff dwellings
Internal passageways

North America » United States » Colorado » Colorado Springs September 5th 2017

Once upon a time, in a previous life, I had a client in Colorado Springs for a few years. I must have visited at least 3 or 4 times, never got a chance to see much, other than a drive through the Garden of the Gods, and an even quicker drive through the Air Force Academy. But the city has always been touted as one of the best places to live in America. Maybe we should investigate further? First, we are a mile above sea level at 6,035 feet, and bordering famed Pikes Peak, at over 14,000 feet. Most significantly to young, promising athletes with Olympic aspirations, Colorado Springs is home to the U.S. Olympic Committee, and the U.S. Olympic Training Center (1977). The city is often called Olympic City, USA. San Joaquin Valley (Tulare) legend ... read more
Springs party
Brew one for me!!!!


We are off on another trip to see parts of the USA that we haven’t seen before. Left home this morning shortly before ten and arrived in Colorado Springs about three. The trip was fine the whole way with a little bit of traffic building up around Pueblo that stayed with us the rest of the way. We checked in at the Hilton Garden Inn, and Philip was able to catch up on his class’s posts before dinner. He has two weeks left in this class. The areas we drove through today started with the desert north of Albuquerque, then a few forested mountains before reaching the plains of northeastern New Mexico and southeastern Colorado. The landscape is calming and quiet with a long way between roadside stops. When we did stop for gas, it was ... read more
New Mexico / Colorado border
Lots of named highways


Bonjour à tous, Ce matin je ne m'étais pas trop chargé en km, c'était moins de 200. "Gèremène" s'en est mêlé, et je fini au double. Ma première programmation est Canon City, j'avais envisagé plusieurs routes, pour éviter l'autoroute, sans en trouver, mais "Gèremène" m'en trouve une, qui est superbe. Je me dis qu'elle commence à connaitre mes goûts, montagne et grandes prairies. J'échappe de peu à me faire prendre en excès de vitesse, sur une belle route je suivais presque aveuglément un pickup depuis peut être 50km. Le gars conduisait très bien, pratiquement jamais le pied sur le frein, et je n'ai pas surveillé ma vitesse, qui ne me paraissait pas excessive. Je ne sais pas d'où elle est sortie, mais j'avais une voiture de police aux fesses, il m'a doublé et de suite a ... read more
Garden of the Gods
Colorado Springs centre
the Bridge


Geo: 39.0712, -104.663We were scheduled to leave the cabin by noon on Friday. Glenn and I "repacked" our stuff in our overnight bags, for the next 3 nights, until we get to Frisco, Colorado. That way, we don't have to lug our large suitcase around, and I'm packed in the overnights and my make-up bag. We did the same thing with David's stuff. We had way too many toys for him, especially since they had toys in the cabin already.We made instant oatmeal for breakfast. David ate 3 packages. Emily ate 2. Lucy is so cute. When she wants to eat, she will climb up into her high chair, turn around and even put her bib on. Yes, she is a climber! Glenn had pre-loaded the van the night before with all the bicycle stuff such ... read more
Emily Laughing
Going for a Bike Ride
Emily as happy as can be


Geo: 38.8331, -104.822The g'kids woke up around 6:30am this morning. I fixed Instant Oatmeal. They all ate very well. Then G'dad decided to do some minor work on the RAV 4. Like draining something. While that was draining, he took David and Emily for a bike ride.Afterwards, we decided to go into Colorado Springs. Glenn wanted me to find a Muffler Shop, so he could have the Sienna Van's muffler repaired. I searched the internet and and Glenn called several places determining which would do the repair today.It was a 30 minute drive to the Muffler Shop. It was just around the corner from the old Current Outlet store. After dropping the van off, Glenn dropped me off at the Current Outlet. The Outlet store is going out of business effective mid August. I had told ... read more
BatMan
Batman and Emily
Afternoon Ride


Colorado Springs, Colorado, 14 juillet Je rêve depuis longtemps de mettre les pieds dans le Sahara... Bien que de nature aquatique, le désert me fascine au plus haut point et ces immenses espaces arides et dénudés m'apportent une totale sérénité que je ne saurais définir. Au Sahara, il y a deux types de déserts, le reg et l'erg. 80% de cet immense désert est caillouteux, tout minéral, c'est le reg. Le 20% restant, celui qui enflamme nos imaginaires avec les oasis et les caravanes, couvert d'immenses dunes de sable fin, c'est l'erg. C'est justement ce que j'ai découvert ce matin au pied des montagnes Sangre de Cristo du Colorado dans le Great Sand Dunes National Park, où les fins sédiments venus des montagnes toutes proches (plus de 4000 m) furent balayés par les vents dominants de ... read more
Tres Piedras, New-Mexico
Costilia, New-Mexico
Costilia, New-Mexico


Had a windy trip from Santa Fe to Colorado Springs, but the scenery was wonderful through the mountains. All the mountains were snow capped and the sky was blue so it was beautiful. We visited the Garden of the Gods which is such a gift to all who come here. It is easily viewed from the road or can be hiked through also. Colorado Springs has the only American mountainside zoo, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. It is at 6800 feet and all up hill, but it was an interesting zoo to visit. It has lots of hands on things for kids to do. They can feed lettuce to the giraffes and vegetables/fruits to the elephants. The peacocks where just out walking around the zoo. They had great African lions and mountain lions along with beautiful tiger. We ... read more
Garden of the Gods and Pike Peak
Garden of the Gods
Garden of the Gods

North America » United States » Colorado » Colorado Springs February 21st 2016

Today my Mom left for Heaven. It's a one way trip. I will miss her a lot, as she was a constant presence in my life; always there when I needed her. At least she will be with Dad who took this same trip on August 2, 1988. And she will meet Jesus and many friends and family...what a homecoming! She took many trips for God in the 94 years she travel this earth; telling so many people about Him. That's what took her to China in 1947 to be a missionary, in the story I share in . You can read about my Mom and Dad, and how they met on the ship to China and got married in Xiahe (Labrang) in the ethnographically Tibetan part of China. They evacuated China when the Red Army ... read more
Mom and Dad courtship in Labrang, Gansu, China
Mom and Dad courtship in Labrang, Gansu, China
Mom and the Labrang Monastery

North America » United States » Colorado » Colorado Springs September 28th 2015

I have been busy driving all over the country, enjoying the freedom of my own transport. My road trip started with collecting the rental car from the airport in San Francisco, and driving to Yosemite National Park. Nothing like getting use to a new car and driving on the wrong side of the road by taking a 5 hour drive! The drive its self was nice, I had some nice views of the sandy coloured hills and at one point I was driving along the road looked like it would continue on into the sky, when I reached the crest of the hill, I could see lovely bright blue water on both sides of the road bridge. I also got to see some busy traffic filled roads and some very twisty roads up a steep gradient. ... read more




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