|View from Sunkist Cabin, Crystal Park|
Once the weather cleared, the fresh powder offered a chance for us to do some hiking through the snow to a Pikes Peak overlook. Wading in snow up to our knees and Mr.
|Top L to R: Garden of the Gods, Palmer Trail|
Bottom L to R: Icicles on tree, snow-covered Pikes Peak
A day or so later, after another snow storm, we had a few visitors. While it’s not surprising to
|Top L to R: Buck, Bucks sparing|
Bottom L to R: Buck, Bucks grazing
|Moon over pine tree and Colorado Springs|
What we ate…
|Crystal Park Lake|
Manitou Springs and Colorado Springs cater to tourists as well as natives. There are oodles of places to eat (and lots of places to stay even in the winter) that range from walk-up places to very nice ‘sit down’ places. As the venue varies, so do the prices. As with other rather urban areas, all sorts of cuisines are represented with an emphasis on Mexican and Western. I know that over the years I’ve eaten at some not so good places, but I’ve wiped those from my memory. For information about my rating system, see Reading the Reviews.
|Four and one-half Carrots|
Pizzeria Rustica (2527 W Colorado Ave. Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904, 719-632-
|L to R: Salad, pizza, dessert|
The Keg Lounge (730 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, CO 80829, 719-685-9531) seems
to have been in old Colorado Springs forever. It’s a great place to pop in for
a drink and something to eat. This time Bek and I both got a buffalo burger.
These come with a bag of chips and we opted for beer and cider. Both were
cooked to our orders and were very tasty. The veggies on the burgers were good,
as well. Service was quick and efficient.
|Bek and Mr. Twister on Pikes Peak lookout|
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