Games and TB Meeting
Manitou Springs Travel Blog› entry 2 of 10 › view all entries
After leaving the Garden of the Gods, I went directly to Manitou Springs, which was a small historic town. Interesting to see a stream running under the town, and the sound of it flowing, just adds to the experience. But my main reason to visit is for Arcade Amusements, which had old arcade and pinball games. And a separate building for the really old games, some costing only a nickle to play. Even more worthwhile, since some games were outdoors, and arcades being an endangered species.
I would meet up with Melissa (poorogies), her husband John, and sister Janice there. Then we went to the Nile Cafe, where we hung out and ate some strange food, and dipping into different sauces. We also played around with the hookah, and learned how to use the timers on our cameras.
Afterwards, we went to the arcade and played some games. I played the baseball pinball, a type of game that they don't make no more. And I would see a soccer game that cost only a penny to play, and very primitive. I used to like to see the manual scores roll, but hard to see while actually playing.
And we played around in those kiddie rides, with the 3 of us hopping onto the little merry-go-round. I'm surprised all of us were able to fit on it (barely!). We walked down the main street, but most of the places have closed up pretty early. There was a mineral fountain, which had drinkable water. Or so I'm told, but I passed.
It was getting late, and we had to part ways. I returned to the hotel, as the trip was just getting started for me!