It was a two day three night Colorado getaway for my girlfriend Laura and me. We managed to
do all the “must-see” attractions and visit with some of Laura’s extended family in the Denver area.
The must-see attractions were all in the Colorado Springs area.
- Pike’s Peak (We made it to the summit in our rented Sentra)
- Garden of the Gods (We saw mountain goats in the wild.)
- Manitou Cliff Dwellings (The gift shop was more significant than the cliff dwellings.)
- The National Museum of World War II Aviation.
I don’t know where we will go on our next vacation, but I’m sure there will be a Wal-Mart nearby. Thankfully, the branch near the Air Force Academy was a place to get stuff that was difficult to pack.
The summit of Pike’s Peak was windy and a bit chilly. I more than Laura was feeling the effects of the thin air. I had a slight headache, my legs were weak, and all I wanted to do was sit down. Even so, Pikes National Forest was the highlight of our trip.
I liked the Garden of the Gods, but we didn’t have enough time to enjoy it. All we did was a quick drive through it.
At the Museum of World War II Aviation, we arrived just in time to get a guided tour. Both Laura and I forgot to bring our camera’s on tour, so we didn’t get any pictures to remember it by.
Our flight out to Denver was Laura’s first time on a plane. On the way out to Denver, we had a stop in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We only saw it from the terminal windows, but the mountains and desert were impressive sights.
Yesterday, I got another souvenir of our trip from Dollar Rental Car. They sent me a bill for the fun little excursion I made into the toll lanes in Denver. The sign said it would only cost a dollar, but it cost two dollars and an additional
fifteen dollars service fee from Dollar for having to pay it on my behalf.