Rocky Mountain High

Hello from 6,336 feet above sea level! On Tuesday night we arrived safely (but lately) for our week-long stay in Manitou Springs, Colorado. We’re out here for a friend’s wedding, which is on Saturday, and in the meantime we’re enjoying the scenery, the local attractions, and pre-wedding activities with the family and friends of the wedding party.

Yesterday we went to the Cave of the Winds and explored downtown Manitou Springs, and then enjoyed a long, relaxing dinner at a Moroccan restaurant with the other wedding folks.

Today we took a hike in Red Rock Canyon, and then spent the afternoon resting and swimming back at the hotel. There’s lots more to do and see, and we’ll fill you in on that as it happens. For now, you can check out the pics from our trip thus far. I’ll leave you with a few of my favorites:

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Pike’s Peak from Red Rock Canyon

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Garden of the Gods from Red Rock Canyon

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4 thoughts on “Rocky Mountain High

  1. Peter Post author

    Chad: I think it’s worth it if you haven’t been inside caves before, and the narration is pretty cool. Both Becky and I had already been through a similar cave tour, so I don’t think it was worth quite as much as we paid for it. Becky actually ended up leaving the tour early because Catherine started crying, and the tour guide escorted her out (they have a clearly posted policy that crying babies will need to be taken out of the tour). We did get a refund for her ticket.

    As for the cliff dwellings, those didn’t look as interesting to me. We also read that they weren’t originally in Manitou Springs – they were located several hundred miles away, disassembled, and moved to Manitou as a tourist attraction. So that made them less appealing in our minds.

    We have seen lots of other cool stuff, though, and we still have several more days left. 🙂

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