We took our time to get to Colorado, we spent 3 days driving through Oklahoma & Kansas.
We got stuck in a traffic jam pretty much straight off in Texas.
|It only lasted about 15 mins!|
It was just wide open spaces & not much to see over the next 2 days in Kansas
|Wide Open Spaces|
But that all changed when we got close to Colorado Springs:
|I love the Rockies - really love it when we get back to Colorado|
|Then when we had a closer look - there was a whole family of Deer on someones front lawn! - How Cool!|
We had Dinner that night at an American Institution!
|When in Rome! -Yes it was Dave's choice!|
Day 2 in Colorado Springs - Another first for Dave & Shell, we went horse riding for 2 hours through the Garden Of The Gods;
|Getting Fitted in the stirrups!|
|Pretty steep in places!|
|On the trail|
|This was a lot of fun!|
|Dave loved it too!|
Day 3 in Colorado Springs, we went on the Pikes Peak Railway from Manitou Springs to Pikes Peak.
It is the Worlds longest & Highest Cog Railway.
|The Cog System|
The scenery on the way up was beautiful:
|timberline - where trees stop growing!|
When we reached the summit the temperature had dropped dramatically with the wind chill factor it was down to 34 f which is 1.1 degrees Celsius - we were freezing our butts off!
|Pikes Peak Summit|
Well we had our visit to the Zoo, so you get to see some photo's of live animals in this post :)
The first Animal you see is the Giraffe, & for $2 you can actually feed them!
|They love the Lettuce Leaves!|
|Overlooking the Giraffe & Zebra enclosure|
|American Bald Eagle|
The Zoo is set on the side of a mountain & the view is magnificent.
It has a chair lift ride & lookouts:
|what a View!|
|OK it's not real :)|
We had wonderful 3 full days in Colorado Springs.
Now we are back in Denver with Jo & the kids for our last week left in the good old USA!
Our 3 months have just flown by again & we have had an absolute ball.
So until next post bye for now & happy travels to all,
Dave & Shell