Monday, July 10, 2006

Hello from Colorado

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!

13 comments:

madcobug said...

Glad you two are having a good time. I can't wait to see your pictures. Sorry someone got lost. Hope you have several fun days ahead of you. Helen

marainey1 said...

How exciting !  I'm glad the rain is over and you'll have sunshine for your trip. There are so many wonderful things to see out there.  I can hardly wait for all the pictures you'll have to show us.  Have fun - enjoy and have a safe trip.  'On Ya' - ma

msecz said...

Oh wow, you got there fast. My son lived in Colorado Springs for several years and I have many pictures too but will be happy to see what you took too. Hope you have a wonderful time! Sandra

lanurseprn said...

Can't wait to see your pictures!  I've been to the Garden of the Gods!  It's majestic!  I've also been to Cripple Creek, twice.  I like the history of the town.  If you can make it to Royal Gorge, it's something to see!  Glad you are having so much fun!
Pamela

am4039 said...

lol ok we won't ask Cliff. Can't wait to see the pictures.  Sounds like a good time so far.

toonguykc said...

How are your knees doing ?  I bet the joy and exhileration cancel out the pain, huh?

Happy Birthday again, Mosie

Russ

tendernoggle said...

Hehehe...Glad the Brothel wWAS out of business!!!
SOUNDS LIKE YOU TWO ARE HAVING A GREAT TIME! Take care now and be sure to get plenty of picutres for us!
love ya,
Carlene

skisseberth said...

Enjoy !
God bless, Sue

naturegirlfromny said...

I'm glad you are having a nice trip...  Linda

bookncoffee said...

Oh, so glad you are on your trip.  I will enjoy hearing about every minute of it.  Always wanted to go to Colorado.  Hope the weather clears up.  Have a wonderful time.
Sonya

lv2trnscrb said...

Isn't Garden of the Gods beautiful?? I love the Colorado Springs area. Enjoy your trip and looking forward to seeing the pictures when you come home.

betty

sanforized6 said...

You must have brought the sunshine with you. Thanx! rich

chat2missie said...

Glad your having a great time!
Missie