My sister, Jean, and I spent the weekend in Manitou Springs right outside of Colorado Springs. It is the home of several attractions, including Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods.
We loved seeing the amazing rock formations at the Garden of the Gods.
Do you see the birds up on the top of the rocks? They were fun to watch.
The views of Pikes Peak from the Garden of the Gods visitor center were breathtaking.
But the real thrill was taking the Cog Railway up to the 14,000 foot summit of Pikes Peak. The beginning of the rail ride featured a scenic ride through a dramatic rock canyon. As we climbed the views opened up and we could see off the side of the mountain, which was very pretty. Then it began snowing and the mist obscured the view and we entered an area of deep snowbanks. It was exciting to see the snow on both sides of the train as high as the windows.
It's such fun having Jean here. Tomorrow we are going into Denver to see the Denver Museum of Science and Nature, which I know Jean will enjoy. She flies home on Tuesday morning and it will be sad to see her go.