Can't Make Up My Mind
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The day started with the continental breakfast.
Then headed out, and drove to the Colorado Springs Pioneer Museum, housed in an old courthouse in the downtown area. Also known as the El Paso Courthouse. It was pretty quiet, as I assumed most people got a head start on their holiday weekend. I put quarters into the parking meter, and would have 2 hours for this place.
I entered the museum, and toured around it. More about it in the review here.
I did have to skim through some parts, because of the meter expiring. I left, and made it to the car on time. Then I drove around for a bit, and stopped by a train depot, watching a freight train pass by. I used to enjoy doing that when I was younger, and still do.
Then went to a library, so I can use the computer there.
The drive itself was very scenic, through the mountains and the flatlands, until I got to Canon City. It is still the same as before, full of hotels and strip malls. After leaving the city, I would be driving around the Rockies, until I got to Royal Gorge Scenic Railway. I went inside the gift shop and thought about riding the train to get a great view of the gorge. But man, I could not get pass the price of the train ride, which was overpriced. So I decided to go to the Royal Gorge Bridge and Park.
I had to drive on a narrow road, that was really crooked, and at times, on an edge of a steep hill.
I left the park, going through the Rockies and Canon City, and headed back to Colorado Springs. The scenery didn't make this detour totally worthless, but I admit, I have a difficult time making up my mind and sticking with it.
I went to the Ghost Town Museum, which has a replica of a ghost town inside the building, to protect it from the elements. More about it in the review here.
Then I went to Seven Falls, and would end up waiting in a long line of cars. We would move a little, then stop. this would go on for 30 minutes, and when I got to the entrance, I was told the stairs closed due to rain. I decided to turn around, and come back the next day. The stairs and hike at the top are some reasons why I came in the first place.
I left and had to drive through a downpour of rain. I would spend the rest of the evening at Arcade Amusements, playing games for a while, before heading back to the hotel.