Wednesday Sept 5
Today Dad, Aunt Helen & I left today for our Western adventure.
After an airport delay in Harrisburg due to fog in Detroit we finally made it to Denver on schedule around 2pm.
We rented our car (Silver 2008 Chevy Trailblaser)from Alamo and drove the 125 miles south to the Comfort Inn at Manitou Springs Colorado at the base of Pikes Peak. This mountain is one of the largest in Colorado and the west at over 14,000 feet. Originally we had planned on taking the train to the summit tomorrow but changed our mind because of the 20 temperatures at the top and the thin air which could possibly affect the senior members our group.
We had a nice BBQ meal at Front Range BBQ in town here then headed to bed around 9 because of the time change (2 hours) and the fact that we got up at 3 AM this morning.
Tomorrow is looking to be a fun day.