While Phil and I were on vacation we spent a day in Colorado Springs because there is so much to do there. We stayed in Frisco but drove nearly 3 hours to Colorado Springs one day so that we could experience all that Colorado Springs had to offer.
We both love Christmas so North Pole Colorado caught our attention. If you haven’t already guessed, this is a Christmas themed park! There were live reindeer, rides, Christmas decorations, and several ornament shops! We usually buy an ornament each time we travel to add to our tree the following Christmas and this time was no different. We purchased a black cat holding onto a Christmas light bulb because it reminded us so much of Ninja, our black cat.We also got to watch a wizard perform a magic show. Even though this primarily attracted small children I was really interested in the magic show. I love the feeling of Christmas and visiting this park got me so excited for the holidays even though it was only late June.
After we left the North Pole we drove down the road, not even a mile, to Pikes Peak. It takes about 45 minutes to drive to the top of Pikes Peak and as you drive up the mountain it gets scarier and scarier because you are so close to the edge and so high in the air. I am afraid of heights and there was absolutely no way I could have driven our rental car up the mountain. I wasn’t even thrilled about being in the car so close to edge with no guard rail but when we got the top it was totally worth it. It was also about 40 degrees at the top of the mountain so I am glad I brought a sweatshirt with me. We spent a lot of time up there walking around and eating lunch while just enjoying the scenery.
Like any other tourist attraction, Pikes Peak also has a gift shop so we checked that out and I got the best thing in the whole shop!
A dream box. You all probably know by now that I am a dreamer and I couldn’t resist paying $14 for this amazing piece of wood. It is even personalized with my name on it which attracted me to it even more. The idea is that you write down your dreams and put them in the box and think of them at bedtime. If you do this, they will come true. I’ll keep you all posted but I have been sleeping with my dream box every night since.
After we went to Pikes Peak we went to The Olympic Training Center. Its so motivating to see athletes working toward their goals and I recommend anyone who needs motivation to visit on of the 3 USA Olympic Training Centers. As soon as I walked in the door I was motivated to train!!
Our tour lasted about an hour and then we went to Garden of the Gods, another beautiful place, and walked around until the sun began to go down. My favorite part of Garden of the Gods, aside from its beauty was that it was free and will always be free to the public. I don’t think people should have to pay to witness nature even though I have paid to witness nature before.
We ate dinner before going back to Frisco, I had a latte of course!
Then we listened to classical music and watched lightening the whole way back.