Sunday Funday – Colorado Style

I arrived in Colorado Springs late Thursday night and was so glad to go to bed.  I woke up earlier than I thought I would Friday morning because I was anxious to get some things done like work and looking at all the treasures I had amassed so far.  My hotel had an awesome breakfast buffet each day and so I went upstairs (I know, weird, right? – turns out the hotel was built into a hill) and found scrambled eggs, fresh fruit, bacon and all kinds of other top notch breakfast food except bagels waiting for me. I mean both raisin and rye bread was available for toasting.

After a pretty low key – normal day I went over to meet up with the guys I worked with at one of their houses.  It was amazing to see them and their families and I just had the best time.  It was hard to believe it had been over 6 years since we had all been together in person.  We were fed steak on the grill – which was amazing, red velvet bundt cake – also amazing and I brought the blackberry moonshine I bought at Peach World in Georgia.  It was a comfortable night with good friends and just another amazing time during a great journey.

Saturday I took care of some business and relaxed, eventually venturing out to Redbox to rent that movie Chips.  It was ok.  Not worth the hour I put into finding it online, getting dressed and then trying to find the location where it was.  Oh well, it was another adventure.

Sunday morning I got up kind of early and met Dennis and Lance for breakfast before we all piled into Dennis’s truck for the drive to  the top of Pike’s Peak.  It took about 3ish hours to go up and down.   Pike’s Peak altitude at the top is 14,110 feet above sea level.  You get there by taking a very steep, narrow road that in places does not have a guard rail on the passenger’s side and very steep drop-offs.  All in all though, I think I was a good rider given the situation.  I did ok with the altitude until we were about 11,000 feet or so and then I got dizzy for a little bit but then it passed.  It was super neat as we climbed feeling the temperature get cooler and watching the changes in the trees and plants.  Even though there was a sign at the gate about big horned sheep and lambs – they once again alluded me and I am still on my quest to see the mountain goats and big horned sheep in nature. ( by nature- I mean not stuffed at Cabela’s)  We eventually made it to the top, took the obligatory pictures in front of the altitude sign and I scored some more crushed pennies.   It was a little hazy that day, but the view was still amazing.  And it’s one more amazing thing to add to my list of successes on this trip.

On the way down, the park service makes you stop and they check the temperature of your brakes to make sure that they are not too hot.  Brakes that are too hot are likely to fail and that could be bad.

After we made our way back down to Colorado Springs, I returned to the hotel where I’m not going to lie, I really wanted a nap.  But it was a beautiful day, so I suited up, literally and took my nap next to the pool ( in the shade) and waited for all the kids to go home and then I got in the pool.  It was so nice and relaxing.  What an amazing day!!!

 

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I am on quest to reclaim my life, one mile and one photo at a time. My goal is to share all the good and bad in a way that is both heart warming and humorous. Buckle in and enjoy my tales of travels and life's trials and tribulations. All described here in detail and photos because seriously, I can't make this shit up.

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