Colorado Springs ahead

Road to Colorado SpringsAlong 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.

Countryside approaching Colorado Springs-1Cattle, 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.

Countryside approaching Colorado Springs-2

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.




21 thoughts on “Colorado Springs ahead

  1. I had a friend move out to Colorado Springs. He sends me great postcards. It sure is beautiful! I can see why he wanted to retire out there. It looks very peaceful! 🙂

    1. That would be a nice place to live. I imagine the winters are tough to get accustomed to but they would be beautiful too to look at – especially for someone like myself in Florida. Thanks for your comments. 🙂

  2. Hello Ron. In the Chinese horoscope, I am a buffalo. And I am so a bit calf and a bit horned. I was not in Colorado S. .. Far from me. I live in Poland by the sea. Regards Basia

  3. I was there several years ago but flew in for a conference. I’m trying to imagine driving in off the plains. I haven’t done that for a very long time.

    Pleasant journeies!

    1. It’s a nice drive – open terrain for the most part, at least coming from the east; mountainous no doubt from the west. I remember flying from Denver years ago and staying at 10,000 feet altitude for a short while. It was a little bumpy and interesting, especially knowing Pikes Peak is at more than 14,000 feet. Beautiful too. Thanks.

    1. Thank you! It’s so beautiful, and the mountains are a bit unnerving at times traveling through them. I’m more accustomed to the east coast. 🙂

  4. Looking forward to travelling with you, its always a pleasure Sir!! You are a positive person always make me smile, I sometimes crack lame jokes to be on light side, I hope you don’t get offended!

    1. Thank you Tanya. This is a little prelude to the images coming up in Colorado. Lots to see and post so I hope people won’t get bored in the next couple of weeks. I appreciate all of you going along with me. 😉 You make my day.

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