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Manitou Springs Travel Blog

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Manitou Springs

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.

mini-meetup
I didn't know mine had one. Also, we were distracted by the eclipse on the TV screen, reminding me of the TV show Heroes.

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!

WalterC says:
They definitely do, as I sometimes wish to go back to those times.
Posted on: May 27, 2016
monkeymia79 says:
Wow those pin ball games take you for a walk down memory lane.
Posted on: May 26, 2016
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Manitou Springs
Manitou Springs
mini-meetup
mini-meetup
Manitou Springs
Manitou Springs
stream through town
stream through town
games outside
games outside
Penny Arcade
Penny Arcade
Penny Arcade
Penny Arcade
old pinball games
old pinball games
old soda machine
old soda machine
pinball with rolling scores
pinball with rolling scores
old pinball games
old pinball games
penny game
penny game
old games
old games
Melissa with husband John
Melissa with husband John
me with hookah
me with hookah
pay no attention to the one with …
"pay no attention to the one with…
Sisters Melissa and Janice
Sisters Melissa and Janice
really getting into the game
really getting into the game
playing pinball
playing pinball
me playing baseball pinball game
me playing baseball pinball game
baseball pinball game
baseball pinball game
Janice playing pinball
Janice playing pinball
baseball pinball game
baseball pinball game
Janice flying a chopper
Janice flying a chopper
me drinking from fountain (ok, not…
me drinking from fountain (ok, no…
Manitou Springs
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