From Boston to Cleveland to Denver to Colorado Springs…

I was going to start this by complaining about my laptop and how frustrating today has been but you know what…I’m tired of listening to me so why put you through it…your not related…you’re not forced to listen to me.  

This trip was taken beginning on July 2016 so I don’t remember the specific reason I picked Colorado except I had never been here before and it seemed like a good idea.  I’m sure there was a commercial or something that got my attention.  I do remember that this is the reason I signed up for Hilton Honor rewards…though they claim to this day that they have no record of me staying there.  Interesting since they promised me 10,000 extra points for an incident that happened the second full day I was there…housekeeping went in to clean and left the door to my room open.  I was lucky that no one walked away with my computer and clothes!  I have not let housekeeping at any hotel in my room since…

This is the first trip I had taken on my own.  In the past my husband had taken care of all travel details and all I had to do was pack a bag and show up.  I am not a detail person but I was actually making lists and doing everything I thought needed doing for a trip.  I got up about 3 in the morning in order to get to the airport on time…I let my son drive me this time…all future trips I either got dropped off at Logan Express or drove myself there and parked in the garage there for the duration of the trip. 

Now for the sad news…after spending two plus days editing and organizing images in their labeled folders they are all gone…all the folders are empty but I found 795 pictures from the trip in no order at all…Red Rock Canyon Open Space, driving around Colorado City, visiting Seven Falls, the Garden of the Gods including a tour I paid for and touring on my own afterward, Balanced Rock at Garden of the Gods, the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Rocky Mountains tour which included the town of Georgetown and the Georgetown Loop Train, lunch at Echo Lake Lodge & the hummingbirds and Bear Creek…hopefully in the order visited.  I still have the folders so hopefully I can figure out which image goes with which stop! 

When I go on a plane I like to take pictures of what is below me…I have paid extra to go in a helicopter to see an area from above…this saves a lot of money like getting to do two things for the price of one.  So on this and the next two trips you will see some aerial shots.  I can’t help myself!  And…do you ever look up at the sky to see what is going on with the clouds?  Well, looking down from above you not only get to look at the interesting patterns of the landscape but the clouds too! 

So…off we go! I left Logan fairly early heading for Cleveland and from there we were bound for Denver.  I got my rental car and headed from Denver down the highway to Colorado Springs.  I remember stopping at a turn out to check out a statue and it somehow reminded me of my brother but I couldn’t find the picture and I don’t remember what the statue was for or for whom…Hampton Inn Colorado Springs…I distinctly remember a Mattress Firm store across the parking lot…because I had never heard of Mattress Firm so it stuck in my head.  

 I got settled in, had some dinner and looked over my list of things I would like to try to see while here.  The reason I picked Colorado Springs to visit was because I did not want to be in downtown Denver…paying for parking at a city hotel adds a lot to the budget…and I thought my flight was landing in Colorado City, not Denver!  I was wrong but it was never a bad drive back and forth…I had to go there to meet up for a tour on my second full day and of course I had to go back to get my plane.  

For now, I am going to leave you enjoying these few pictures.  Tomorrow I will be heading over to Red Rock Canyon Open Space.  Be sure to come back.

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See you on the road!

I have worn the dust of many foreign streets, but to brush it off would surely be a crime. I have the memories of many foreign adventures, but to forget them, would surely be a sin. So, breath in the dust, and keep the memories in. – Rowland Waring-Flood

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