Monday, September 13, 2010

Colorado Springs

We bought tickets back in April for the BYU/Air Force game this past weekend. It is only a 9 hour drive from here so it was doable. Mike didn't get out of the hospital until late so we drove as far as Salina KS on Thursday. Up on Friday to go the rest of the way. We wanted to stay in Manitou Springs and had this fun little motel called the Rainbow Inn. It was on the main drag into Manitou Springs and allowed pets. Since Lacie will have to stay in the kennel when we go to Disneyland we decided to take her with us on this trip. She loves roadtrips. First day we went to explore the Manitou Cliff Dwellings. Let me tell you, I am so glad for modern conveniences, though they were pretty cool. Went to this place called The Mason Jar which claims to have the best country fried steak in the nation. It was pretty good.

After dinner we wanted to check out all the shops. However we found it was similar to Keystone SD where they all closed up around 6p except for the dining establishments. So we were just able to walk up and down looking through the windows.
Saturday morning we dropped Lacie off at doggie day care and went horseback riding through Garden of the Gods. It was real pretty. About an hour on a horse is about all I can stand. Wasn't planning on getting as dusty as I did with all the red rock dust. The girls had an absolute blast though.
Saturday afternoon was the BYU/AF game. Unfortunately we were sitting on the side facing the sun and it was hot. Didn't matter that we were at an elevation of 6000 feet and the wind was was still hot. Seeing the jets fly over was pretty cool but we ended up leaving during the 4th quarter because the cougars were loosing. I did run into an old high school friend though. We wanted to get some miles behind us that night so we made it as far as Hays KS before stopping for the night.
The game was a bust, but the weekend in and of itself was a lot of fun.
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Shannon said...

What a fun trip! Horseback riding looks awesome.Darn those cougs though. We're going to a game this weekend. They better pull it off!

Rachel said...

I really like how you format your photos into little collages. How do you do it?

Sad the cougars lost but sounds like it was a fun weekend otherwise!