Along the highway just up ahead
It looks so close and yet so far
We travel high and low,
Almost like we’re traveling to the stars.
Cattle, horses and deer adorn the land
As we approach Colorado Springs.
Isn’t it grand to see life different from home,
And as I see animals, I wonder where the buffalo roamed.
We see the mountain peak in our sight
It’s getting closer
Maybe before the night.
But it gets larger the closer we go
Where we’ll stop, who knows.
How much time do we have to stop and look
At the beauty around us in Colorado Springs;
Then we’ll be on our way – Pikes Peak and beyond
But we’ll stay a day or two and highlight certain things.
Getting ready to endure the change in elevation.
At an elevation of 6,035 feet, Colorado Springs has two-thirds of the oxygen found at sea level and the summit of 14,115-foot Pikes Peak has only half. https://www.colorado.com/articles/8-things-you-didnt-know-about-colorado-springs