Last week, my brother and his girlfriend came to visit Colorado.
After a welcome-to-Colorado hailstorm, we headed out the next day to see some things. We went to Cave of the Winds. With the military discount, it was $16 a person for a 45 minute walking tour. It was worth it.
Views from the top of the mountain
Cave pictures aren't super interesting, but it was neat enough and I took a bunch anyway. They take a professional picture of each group and try to sell it to you at $15 a picture. We didn't buy.
The boot one at the bottom made me chuckle.
Saturday, we went up the Cog Railway to Pikes Peak. Because of snow on the tracks, we only got to 11,500 feet (the summit is 14,000 and some) but they gave us each an $8 discount because of it so it was worth it. I did this last year too and we got to 13,000ish feet so I might have to try in July to actually get to the summit.
I sent this picture to Scott halfway up the incline to prove that I was actually doing it. The hat is to prevent sunburn but it does look rather jaunty in each picture. Better that than sunburn, I suppose.
Super crowded at the top.
I read the "directions" once at the bottom again.
All three of us at the top.