Not so classy Colorado Springs (blame it on the altitude)

Monday was our last day in Colorado Springs, so we packed a lot of sightseeing in, including finally visiting Garden of the Gods. The best way to describe the Garden is that it looks like someone took a chunk out of Utah, and put it in the Rocky Mountains.

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(Pikes Peak in the background)

After looking around the gardens we went to the Manitou Cliff Dwellings. It’s amazing that the houses still exist, and that there’s a lasting record of how the Anasazi people lived. It’s a small attraction, but quite interesting.

We finally worked out where the springs in Manitou Springs are – they’re like free flowing drinking fountains in the main street! There’s even a spring at the start line of the Garden of the Gods fun run. We found a map of the springs in a gift shop and did a water tour – like a wine tour but without the hangover or the delicious wine. They were actually pretty tasty – like strong mineral water. I was feeling pretty crappy until we started drinking them, but they fixed me! It’s a miracle! Surely there’s something magical in the water?!

In the afternoon I ventured out by myself and went to the Colorado Springs Olympic Centre. It was an interesting, free way to spend my afternoon.

Monday night; wow, I really don’t know where to begin! We started with some cocktails at The Rabbit Hole, moved on to a different bar, and ended up hanging out with some locals. The rest of the night is a haze.

I’m blaming the altitude 😉

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