Saturday, October 22, 2016

In the Shadow of Pike's Peak

After traveling for what seems like forever across the Great Plains, it is always exciting to see the first outline of the Great Rocky Mountains rise up in the distance. The Wildebeest followed that outline and brought us to our destination for the next two weeks. We are in the shadow of Pikes Peak in Manitou Springs, Colorado, and loving every minute of it ... once I got acclimated to the higher altitude.

Pikes Peak RV Park in Manitou Springs is our current "home", and we are loving our new location! The owners, Margie and Chris, keep a very nice small RV park with full hookup sites, clean showers and laundry, and easy access to many of the area's attractions like Pikes Peak Cog Railway and Garden of the Gods. The sites are snug, but the owner expertly directed Doug into his spot ... no stress on the marriage this time!

Located alongside a peaceful babbling brook, it is an easy walk to downtown Manitou Springs with their historic buildings, cute shops, unique restaurants, and brewery!

As we walk into town, the beautiful mountain and rock formations really takes our breath away! Of course, the fact that we are at 6500 feet also contributed to our "breathlessness" the first few days!

On our daily walks through town, Doug has been happy with the wealth of Pokemon who are hiding out. But we have also discovered beauty in this quaint town in the form of:

Majestic mansions like the Miramont Castle,

Cute "tree houses" in the city park,

Colorful trees giving us a "taste" of autumn,

And a number of natural mineral springs just begging to help keep me hydrated ... I just have to remember to bring my own cup!

We are just loving this quaint town except for the fact that the public transportation seems a little "dated" ...

and there are a few "tourists" who seem to have hung around a little too long!

Yes, we can see that we are going to have a "ghoulish" time this week before Halloween ... as we hang out with some "wild" life!

Until next time ...  arouse those "spirits" ... and enjoy the adventures in your life!

Next up: Mountain Biking in REAL Mountains!
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  1. I love Colorado Springs! It's where I lived after college, met Tim and were married. This post made me nostalgic for those good, old days. I'm glad you are enjoying your visit to that special place.

  2. Thanks for following along! We loved our visit to Manitou Springs. Lots to walk, hike and bike to, and we were close to a dear friend in Woodland Park! And the daily view of Pikes Peak ... so spectacular! Continue our way south tomorrow.