Trip to Colorado Springs, Garden of the Gods and Pikes Peak.
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It was a long holiday weekend. Labor Day weekend actually. I had not made plans to go home to PA since I had barely been stationed here in Colorado a few months. I had gotten stationed in Colorado in June 2001.
I decided to take a trip to Colorado Springs for the day. Little did I know that the traffic would be horrendous. That is one thing I don't miss about Colorado is the traffic from Denver to Colorado Springs and cities further south.
I drove into Garden of the Gods first and enjoyed visiting the Sights there.
A couple hours later I headed to Pikes Peak. I paid my money for the "train" ride up the mountain. It was very crowded. There is 6 to an area of seats and you are knee cap to knee cap. It was crunchy, but I tried to ignore the cramped conditions and enjoy my "train" ride up the mountain top. I had never been to to many high altitudes like this besides airplanes. My ears were popping the entire time. I was chewing gum to keep my mind off the discomfort.
I truly enjoyed my ride. I bought a few gifts and took some photos for my family back home. It was a great trip and I recommend it to anyone heading to Colorado Springs to go to Pikes Peak!