Colorado Springs – Road Trip 2015 Day 12 Part B

We came to Colorado Springs to visit my brother, his wife Leah, and their new daughter – my little niece. 🙂

But since we managed to be here on a Tuesday and Wednesday, normal weekdays for them, we went site seeing in the morning and then headed to their house early afternoon when my brother got done with work.

I’ve been to Colorado a couple times, and stayed for 2 weeks in Manitou Springs when I attended classes at Summit many years ago, when I was just out of high school. I was really looking forward to going back and seeing it again with my PB! 

Garden of the Gods
Garden of the Gods

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We drove around Garden of the Gods for a while, it’s so pretty. But neither of us felt like hiking much, and it was too warm to leave the dogs in the car for any length of time.

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So we kept moving with the windows down! 

Manitou Springs
Manitou Springs

We drove around Manitou Springs and saw the sites, Jeep crawled up and down some of the hilly back streets much to my PB’s amusement, and found a shady spot to park and drink our coffee… It’s still a cute town, looks pretty much the same! 

After that we headed to hang out with my family. We visited at their house for a while, went out to dinner together and then they came up to the campground with us to “meet” Pe@rl. 

For dinner we decided on Texas T-Bone. They had a gluten free menu when I asked, which was super handy. And every meal came with the most ginormous salad I’ve ever been served! 

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Gluten Free Menu!
Yummy!
Yummy!

We had been thinking this trip had been very steak deficient, so both of us got different steaks, and shared. 

They say everything’s bigger in Texas, well this place wasn’t kidding. Beside huge salads, they served the biggest baked potatoes I’ve ever seen. Upon arrival, sitting across from Leah, I remarked “that potato is practically as big as your head!” Which warranted the follow picture… and yes she took home leftovers…! (That’s a “normal” size piece of steak…)

Leah and her "head sized" loaded baked potato!
Leah and her “head sized” loaded baked potato!

By the time we made it up to the campsite at Cheyenne Mountain State Park, dusk was setting in. And the lights of Colorado Springs came on. 

Lights of Colorado Springs
Lights of Colorado Springs