Fun at La Fon
Manitou Springs Travel Blog› entry 9 of 10 › view all entries
Monday, July 20, 1996
It was about an hourâ€™s drive from Buckskin Joe to the La Fon Motel in Manitou Springs. We had stayed at the LaFon a few years ago before Jessi was born. That occasion was indelibly impressed upon me, when I discovered a Colorado SWAT team cordoning off a different section of the motel
On that occasion, after a good nightâ€™s sleep, I was up and ready to travel. But first, I walked out of our room, intent on going to the lobby to get a post card. As I turned the corner I saw, ten feet away, directly in front of me, facing to my left, a fully armored SWAT officer holding a very impressive looking automatic rifle. No post card for me. Iâ€™ll have to cover that story, in detatil, when I right about our 1986 trip to the area.
This year there was no such surprises.
Back to the hotel, and as it was a warm summer night, Margo got roped into a trip to the outdoor pool. I believe it is an undeniable truth of traveling with kids. It doesnâ€™t matter if your plans include a helicopter trip around
With that taken care of, we all got ready for bed. We had another full day to get ready for, tomorrow.