Colorado Springs Travel Blog› entry 2 of 3 › view all entries
September 16th, 2008 – by: poorogies
8. Functional Fashion: Maybe if I had some clue about fashion in the first place, the lackthereof may have bothered me, but I love that I can go out in anything from flip-flops and a long-sleeved t-shirt to a cutsy dress and Rocketdogs and pedal around the Springs without disgrace.
9. Proximity: When you live on the Westside, it's so easy to grab a bicycle and go downtown when the light seems to be beckoning you and a camera. Just be sure to wear shoes with traction (see figure 27.4) [soon to be added from the home computer] I also appreciate the fact that we're so stinkin' close to a town with a little more ethnic diversity...I mean it's no Detroit (woot woo) but it'll do. Or I could go down and hang out in Pueblo for some amazing posole or go to Manitou Springs for some interesting people watching. Speaking of Manitou...according to Frommer's Budget Travel magazine, Manitou is one of America's To Visit Towns! I recommend eating at Adam's Mountain Cafe and getting their orange cinnamon iced tea.
10. Population: This is a double-edged sword since with people come politics. I can handle a well thought out debate or some friendly banter about the necessity of hiring one mind to control all but do I have to put up with all the other indoctrination, too?? I've yet to be convinced that a child wearing a sandwich board with hate messages strewn across it is really an education I can believe in. But I appreciate a town that isn't too big for it's britches. I love to be where the people are and Colorado Springs can satiate that need pretty well. If I need to get a bigger city fix I can just go up the road a piece and hang out in LoDo.
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