Blogs from Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States, North America

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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


…another day being chauffeured by my seester. Today we went topless. She has a school bus yellow Jeep with both a hard and soft top. She has the soft top on for summer and since today’s tour included a drive through Garden of the Gods Park, she put the top down. Garden of the Gods is a Colorado Springs city park. Portions of the park were once owned by two gentlemen in the mid- to late-1800s. Upon each of their deaths the parcels were donated to the city: the first designated that it become a free public park, the second added to the park. The city bought more land to make the park the size it is today. The park has a nice paved one-way road, a paved walking path and several unpaved hiking trails that ... read more
The Kissing Camels
Learning to Climb
Lots of Pigeons


…and another museum. This time it was the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum. The museum was housed in what used to be the Colorado Springs courthouse. It featured two men who moved to the area and struck it rich in gold mining. From there they branched out into other entrepreneurial endeavors. Other exhibits in the museum included the city’s history as a destination for people with tuberculosis, the history of the Pikes Peak region, and the Waldo Canyon fire in 2012. Donelle was sure they had a restored TB hut, but we couldn’t find it. On our way out she made a comment to the woman at the front desk. The woman said they still had the hut, but its exhibit was being remodeled and therefore closed to the public. At the same time, a gentleman in ... read more
Pikes Peak Hill Climb Race Car
The Elevator...Still Works
Chasing the Cure


…began in the dark. Well, not really since the sun was already up by the time we (Mike) rolled out of bed…at 7:30…but there was no electricity. It was pretty windy last night…you know, that whole tornado thing…probably excess wind…maybe it knocked out the power. Mike flicked a bunch of switches verifying that yes, in fact, there was no electricity coming into the trailer. He even went out to the breaker box we were plugged into and checked that they were still in the ON position…yep, the ones above our plug were still on. We sat around unable to start our morning routine of, toast and coffee for Mike and a smoothie for me. I called the campground office to see how long the power would be out, but they weren’t open yet. Just after 9:00 ... read more
Kit Carson Statue in the Center of the Fort Carson Memorial
Right Side of the Memorial
Center of the Memorial




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