Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Adventures in the Springs!

This week is FINALLY Spring Break and although I count down to this break with the kids every year, I was REALLY ready for this one.  Handsome Hubby was in Colorado Spring working and my lovely middle sister is stationed at Ft. Carson so, we decided it would be a perfect time for me and the kids to join.  We have grand plans for the whole week but took a little detour yesterday when Sugar Bug was struck with a revisit fro the stomach bug.  UGH!!  There's really nothing worse than being sick on vacation...or being the Mom to a sick baby on vacation!  I think we're over it and today I think we're going to go find the Cheyenne Zoo.  Please, do NOT let anyone else get hit with the stomach yuck!

On our first day we took a cog wheel train (HERE) to the top of Pike's Peak!  14,000+ feet up the mountain and the air got pretty thin.  At the bottom we were in just shirts and jeans and at the top it was 20 below and snowing!!!  Needless to say, it was quite an experience.  
courtesy of Pike's Peak Cog Railway website

One little tidbit that keeps coming back to me is that the woman who wrote "America the Beautiful" was inspired on her carriage ride up to the top of this mountain.  Yes, I said carriage ride!  It was 100 years ago (or so) and she was a teacher in Colorado Springs.  She and a few others decided to venture to the top of the mountain to see what they could see.  Okay, really?! I like to think that I'm quite capable and willing to try new experiences and I absolutely understand the fascination of the view after a 1 1/2 hour train ride.  BUT, I can't imagine having the gumption to get in a carriage, in my layers of long dress, to ride in a horse drawn carriage, up that puppy!  Wow!  It's amazing to me what the people of yesterday did to settle and develop our country!

Well, I'd better get everyone up and dressed so that we don't spend our whole vacation just hanging out inside.  Have a fabulous day!
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  1. I hope that Sugar Bug is truly on the mend and ya'll have a wonderful remainder of your trip. Keep us informed. msm

  2. I'm glad to hear the little one is feeling better! Have a great vacation!