Pikes Peak with Claudia and Scott
Have you met Claudia at The Bookwright? No? Pop over to have a look, I’ll wait…
Claudia and her husband, Scott, live near Denver and very kindly offered to pick us up and take us to Pikes Peak for the day. Colorado has 54 “Fourteeners” and at 14,115 feet Pikes Peak is only the 31st highest! But don’t worry, there’s a road all the way up (or a cog railway) so no climbing was involved. Not only that, you can eat donuts at the top – it’s amazing that they cook at such high altitudes.
It was, as you might expect, a tad chilly – but as you can see below, we all look very happy to be there.
Not far from Pikes Peak is Garden of the Gods, a park with magnificent red sandstone rock formations, many of which are over 300 million years old. We stopped off there on the way back to Denver.
We must have behaved ourselves, because next day Claudia and Scott offered to take us out again! This time, we visited the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. The gems and minerals section was particularly impressive.
As was the Sky Terrace with its views over City Park towards the Rocky Mountains.
What an amazing two days! This was the fourth time that we have met up with fellow bloggers, and all have turned out to be lovely people. Many thanks to the wonderful Claudia and Scott for giving so generously of their time to show us around.
That’s almost it for our Summer 2016 road trip – we flew home the next day. However, we didn’t have to be at the airport until early evening so there was plenty of time for one last visit – Denver Botanic Gardens. Coming up next!
It’s such a small world! Our tiny cabin that we call Little House in the Rockies is about 80 miles from Denver, and our first trip to the Denver Botanical Gardens was April 3, 2016. How close did we come to being there at the same time? I know our paths will cross one day…
A few months! This was September 2016. We loved the gardens.
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One day, we will cross paths. I’m invested in that!
One day when we all get moving again!
Enjoyed reading this again. And remembering your visit is even better. Stay well.
You too, Claudia!