Friday, October 10, 2014

Pikes Peak, Garden of the Gods and Cheyenne Mountain State Park

Pikes Peak

We decided to take the train up the mountain instead of renting a car.
Cog train at top of 14,000+ feet.

Track on outside cogs in middle.

Looking east to Kansas with Colorado Springs in the foreground. 

Looking south to the Sangre de Cristo Mountains with their snow capped tops.

What you might notice in this picture is that not only is mom wearing a hat but I have a knit band covering my ears and two sweatshirts on. 
Baby it was cold at the top.  32 degrees and about a 25mph wind.

It's all rocks and gravel above the timber line.

Next on to the 

There have been people here before us.

Look how small the trees look.  Those were some tall rock spires.

We're in Cheyenne Mountain State Park now..  What a special place this is.  Many wide open rv and camping spots with spectacular views.  But the kicker is that is on Cheyenne Mountain which is a very important place. Click  here  for the whole story that's fit to print.  In the past there was a NORAD facility here.  Wikipedia says they have moved.  It's still interesting to be able to get within site of such an important place.  Only two pictures.

Cheyenne Mountain

View from my window last night(hard to hold camera steady while it took a timed exposure).

It's raining now and has been all day and forecasted to continue for another day.  Might stay here another night or if it lets up some might drive on down to New Mexico.  We are looking into buying a car to tow behind the rv and there is one in Albuquerque that looks like it might work.  That is a big step and I'm really nervous about it.  Just like I was before we got the motorhome.   But we're having a blast and our only regret is that we didn't do this sooner.  So towing a car won't be to hard I suppose.  

Until next time.

Evie and Joy

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