We finished staying at that hotel in Oakley, Kansas, and had the excitement of watching the growing mountains as we headed into Colorado Springs. It’s amazing to me how flat a lot of Colorado actually is, and not many people realize this. The neatest thing about driving into Colorado, is watching the mountains grow slowly on the horizon.
We snacked on sandwiches, I took photos of a cricket that decided it wanted to drive, and then we stopped for a treat and to stretch our legs at a small diner in the middle of nowhere.
Then it was on to Colorado Springs, where we stayed at the Garden of the Gods campground.
It was here that we did some “roughin’ it” with electricity and pre-made meals. Campfires are banned right now in Colorado, so it’s lucky that we brought an electric mini-stove to cook meals with. We camped in a tent as a family, which is an adventure in and of itself for a three and five-year-old. It rained fairly hard that night, but I thoroughly enjoyed listening to the rain on our tent as it mulled me to sleep.
We also toured Garden on the Gods our first day in Colorado Springs. If you are ever in the Colorado Springs area, be sure to go on this free excursion, because it is absolutely breathtaking, and great fun for the family. I’ll leave you with a few photos from our day at Garden of the Gods. Until next time…