I can't show you the pictures, because I didn't bring anything to let me download pictures onto my laptop. But we are having an exciting time here in Colorado. We left home Saturday at 1:30 PM, and made it 3/4 of the way across Kansas before stopping at a motel. Yesterday we went on to Manitou Springs (next to Colorado Springs), got a motel, drove around a bit, and settled in for the evening, with rain pouring down outside our windows.
This morning we went to Garden of the Gods at sunup, and that was fantastic! I have pictures to share when I get home.
I had never been to Cripple Creek, so that's where we headed this morning. While there, we toured a gold mine and a brothel (no longer in business), and just for the heck of it, we both gambled five bucks away. If I'd quit while I was ahead, I could have come away with $7.50. Of course I didn't quit, just kept on until every cent was gone. Cliff and I left shaking our heads, wondering what the big deal is about gambling. That was our first and last experience with one-armed bandits.
Right now, we're in one of our favorite areas, Salida, in a marvelous, clean motel. The rain, they say, is over. Tomorrow we'll go exploring. Don't ask about our getting lost, or ending up here instead of at the Great Sand Dunes National Monument. At least, don't ask around Cliff.
Bye for now!