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After lunch Susan and I drove to the nearby Garden of the Gods park. The Garden of the Gods is a public park full of fantastic colorful rock formations. I had known of it from my aunt and her visit there in 1990. The entrance was just a ways up Ridge Road from Manitou Road. Even before the official entrance, jagged red colored rock formations began to appear. The formations, known as "hogbacks" in geology, consist of red and white sandstone or limestone that have been pushed up by the force of the Rocky Mountain uplift. There are parking areas and scenic pull-offs along the road, like on Skyline Drive. Many of the formations have been given fanciful names. The first parking area is High Point Overlook. In one direction was Almagre Mountain and Pikes Peak. ... read more
Garden of the Gods Entrance
Almagre Mountain and Pikes Peak
High Point Overlook


Last Friday, U.S. President Joe Biden signed the paperwork that created his first contribution to the National Park Service: the former Camp Amache in southeastern Colorado, about a three-hour drive from Colorado Springs. It was another American president, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who signed the deeply regrettable Executive Order 9066 in February 1942. That edict, a low for American values, legalized the seizure of American citizens, their homes, and businesses, simply on the basis of whether they had Japanese heritage. The wartime measure swept some 110,000 law-abiding people—including many children—into incarceration across 10 hastily established facilities in some of the country's most desolate and forbidding locales. Amache (pictured above in 1942), the smallest of... read more
Bus ride to nowhere??
Amache Relocation Center

North America » United States » Colorado » Colorado Springs November 10th 2021

It has been 10 1/2 years since "the big trip" as we call our previous year long jaunt. We have traveled since then but never for more than three weeks. But we are now 50-somethings, not 40-somethings, and my Parkinson's Disease continues to increase its hold on my life. I only have a few things left on my bucket list so we decided to attempt to cross off the most difficult...the Green Flash. For those who have never heard of it, the green flash occurs right at sunset (or sunrise), almost always over the ocean and only when the sky is perfectly clear, or so I hear. It is an instance of bright jade green right at the horizon. The only person who has told me they have seen it said they saw it in the ... read more


Colorado Springs 2020 9 Breakenridge, Colorado 2020 9 Garden of Gods, Colorado 2020 9 Cave of Winds, Colorado, uSA 2020 9 Seven falls, Colorado 2020 9 Denver, Colorado 9-18-2020 Breckenridge, Colorado. Sang thuc day la vang day thanh pho. Chung toi rat sung suong nhin la vang tren nhung canh cay ma cho la da mai man ngung lai day de ngu dung noi ma la vang cua mua Thu den truoc tien o Hoa Ky. Tai sao la tren nen vang? Colorado voi Evergreen State vao mua xuan va ha la cay xanh muoc tren canh, nhung den mua Thu thi la ba... read more
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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




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