North bound to Colorado Springs which for our liking is way too populated and sprawled out but is surrounded by mountains and the weather is pretty ideal, although a bit hot during the day but in the 60s and 50 at night. Got a campground about 12 minutes from my daughters' house which makes going back and forth easy. Monday was spent shopping and stocking up on supplies, Tuesday a bit of rock scrambling with the kids at Palmer Park and a visit to Angletech Bicycles to visit and talk with Calvin. He also stocks and sells mainly recumbents and trikes.
Wednesday was a day for play and a trip to Manitou Springs and a climb up the Manitou Incline. This is a stairway made of RR ties straight up a mountain for a mile, gaining over 2000 ft. of elevation going to 8000 some ft. Gotta say I was pretty proud of Cindy and I for making it to the top as there were much younger people huffing and puffing on the way up. Running down with Ethan and Ryan was a blast and a great pay off for the climb.
Last night we made a drive to Garden of the Gods for a sunset but the Gods had other ideas and a storm ensued but not before we got a good look at these ancient rock formations,
A new week, new adventures to come.