This was the tastiest burger I’ve ever eaten at 5280 Burger Bar. The beef was so flavorful. The avocado, bacon, and cheddar definitely helped. First dinner in Denver!
View from 16th Street Mall.
Victorian buildings at Larimer Square.
Another view from 16th Street Mall.
My hotel hallway.
Driving out to Colorado Springs.
Kelly, my high school buddy and my intrepid guide for the day! Thanks for taking the entire day off to show me the sights!
The drive to Pike’s Peak. So glad Kelly was behind the wheel.
The famous donuts at Pike’s Peak. They are cinnamony greasy goodness. Seems baking anything at 14,115 feet is a major, major feat!
The view as we drove up the mountain.
What a vista!
This is me over where the America the Beautiful song was composed.
Kelly and me!
Did I mention heights scare me?
Kelly had to take this picture. I was having altitude drunkenness and unable to work my camera well. Yup, it happened. It was hilarious.
Snow. We have snow. It’s 80s in Denver and 30s up on Pike’s Peak.
Just me being natural. 😉
The road we came up.
Me and bigfoot.
Amazing Mexican food in Manitou Springs.
My reaction to Soda Springs water.
Manitou Springs map.
Garden of the Gods. Where Kourtney refuses to climb up near the rock and Kelly improvises.
A rock collector’s dream.
Kissing Camels rocks.
The cathedral. Yeah, I don’t wait in line to take pics. If you’re in mine, you’re in mine.
Loved the colors.
The Eldora Lodge in Golden, CA
The Continental Divide.
Dushanbe Teahouse in Bolder.
Steak dinner at teahouse.
Sunrise from my bathroom window.
The ride to the airport.