Day Trip: Rocky Mountain National Park and Grand Lake

Another day Elisabeth was here, we went up to the Rocky Mountains. We picked Gene up on the way and drove to the mountains via the Idaho Springs/Winter Park/Grand Lake side. Although construction is starting on I-70, when we went, both it and traffic were almost non-existent. The sky was cloudy when we drove up…

Day trip: Garden of the Gods and Cave of the Winds

One day when Elisabeth was here, we ventured over to Colorado Springs, Colorado, to check out the Garden of the Gods and the Cave of the Winds. First we took a tour in the cave. The Discovery Tour, which we took, cost $18 a person (for adults) and lasted about an hour. You get to walk…

Afternoon trip: Wild Animal Sanctuary

Monday morning, Elisabeth and I ventured over to the Wild Animal Sanctuary in Keenseburg, Colorado. This place is impressive. You can tell that the people who run it genuinely care about the animals. When you arrive, you enter the main building/gift shop where you go over the rules of the sanctuary. There is a mile-long bridge…