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Discussion in 'Hobby/Travel Forum' started by SaggyWoman, Dec 15, 2005.
What do you like to see there?
Anyone been to see Colorado springs?
I loved the mountains. As you know, Saggy, we don't have mountains like they do! I was in Boulder and Denver.
Colorado Springs? Not gonna see "springs" there. Up the road at Manitou Springs you can actually see water!!
Pike's Peak is a great drive. Also the Cog Railroad is an easy way to the top; quite scenic and worth the price.
Garden on the Gods is awesome driving with lots of sights and picnic and climbing.
7 Falls at night is scenic, too
Air Force Academy is a must visit, as is Focus on the Family campus
But Colo Springs would be about the LAST place in Colorado to get real mountain ambience. Got LOTS of other suggestions . . .
I lived in Colorado for over thirty years--mostly in Denver. I also lived in Fort Collins and Loveland (not the mountain pass Loveland, but the small town of Loveland). Loveland, Colorado is located in Northern Colorado--20 miles south of Fort Collins. Loveland is where you mail all those valentines on Valentine's Day. They have a huge mailbox in the Post Office lobby for Valentine's Day.
I've visited Colorado Springs many times--been to Garden of the Gods and Cave of the Winds. Also been to the top of Pikes Peak. I would have preferred to live in Colorado Springs--it is beautiful there, but got stuck in Denver. I loved Colorado, but had to move when my husband died--too many bad memories. My youngest son was born in Fort Collins in 1968.
I noticed that Dr. Bob is from Casper, WY--I've been there also.
I am currently living in Cleveland, MS--so you could say I have returned to Cleveland, because I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio.
Colorado is a great place to vacation. Take a trip there in the summer and visit Rocky Mountain National Park. Mesa Verde National Park in Southwest Colorado, is another great place to visit.There is where you will see the cliff dwellings of the Anazazi Indians. Did you know that Four Corners is the only place in the USA where 4 states come together at one point? Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona and Utah--been there too. Forgot--the Western Slope of Colorado--across the Continental Divide--are some of the most awesome mountains--lots of them over 14,000 ft. Hope I don't sound like a Colorado travel agent. LOL
I have always Estes Park.
I also like the drive west of Denver through Georgetown, Breckenridge, Vail, and on to Aspen. The new resorts are fun, but I like the old victorian/western towns best.
My favorite part of Colorado is the Western Slope: Durango, Ouray, Telluride, Grand Junction. Lots of hiking, camping, and off-roading opportunities in the summer, great skiing in the winter. Many historical sites to visit as well, and usually less crowded than the more popular Front Range. The road from Durango to Ouray (Hwy. 550) may be the most beautiful drive in the United States.
Sorry, double post.
One of our teenagers from church is skiing in Aspen this week and he called us today. Says its gorgeous, except he got lost on the slopes and a stranger helped him back, lol. I would love to visit.
We have vacationed in Colorado twice and loved it each time. Stayed in Colorado Springs both times but went all over the state. Done all the things Dr. Bob mentioned. Highly recommend all of them.
Being from Arkansas I thought I had seen some winding roads but let me tell you Independance Pass located right out of Aspen like to have scared me to death, not to mention we were low on gas and no where to get any. Wouldn't take nothing for the experince but will never take that route again
I attended Colorado College in Colorado Springs. But that was many years ago, when the airport was small and there were no freeways and it was a very pleasant little town. We would go to the Broadmoor and watch Peggy Fleming, who was a classmate, practice...
I worked at the world's first Burger King there. It was a converted Safeway store. I remember going back to the dorm with what they used to call 'shin splints' -- legs so swollen from almost literally running up and down that concrete foundation from booth to booth that I couldn't walk for a day or two after.
I remember the fun of dating the 'zoomies' -- the Air Force cadets. I remember the beauty of Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods. I remember stands of quivering aspen on the mountain in the autumn, looking like shimmering gold sequins over the slopes.
Barry and I went back for a Bible translator's conference at the Broadmoor, where he was invited to speak and also respond to questions about some of the science in the Bible -- just about three years ago, I think. So much change! Now it's a city and I think you would not be able to walk down by the river and up to the schoolyard anymore, the way we used to, and spend time swinging on the swings!
I remember being caught in the winter snowstorm of December 1966 in the Four Corners area. The winds were so severe that it was whiteout conditions for about three or four days. Several of us were carpooling back to California for the holidays and even doubling up in the few available hotel rooms, it took all the money I had saved to buy presents for my family! I remember the stranded truckers in the only cafe open in town -- playing one song over and over and over on the juke -- Roger Miller's "Walkin' in the Sunshine". Why do I always think of snow when I hear that now???
Estes Park -- there is a Capernwray Bible School there where Barry and I have talked. Gorgeous place. And Winter Park, where our family used to go skiing every winter. Beautiful.
Even the new airport in Denver is fun -- if you don't get lost in it!
I've driven through a couple of times. I would love to ski there and visit the Focus on the Family headquarters.