After my visit in Kansas, I headed west to Denver for the Memorial Day weekend with my kids and grandson.
|A friend let me park in his driveway. It was so convenient, only 5 miles from the kids house.|
|We were able to catch the last day of the Territorial Days Street Festival in Old Colorado City.|
|The Wheeler Spring sits across the street from the Cliff House Inn. And yes, that is my finger in the upper right hand corner. |
Around town you will find deco sculptures of bicycles.
|Someone chained their own bicycle to the artwork.|
|Personally, this was my favorite.|
|I believe this is Cheyenne Spring. You can drink out of any of the springs which are flowing. The unique characteristic of Manitou's springs are there natural carbonation.|
|The Barker House Apartments, was built in 1872. It also houses BJs Bistro.|
|I liked this colorful sidewalk bench, found in downtown Manitou Springs.|
|I just couldn't resist.|
|In the canyon next to Seven Falls in the Cheyenne Canon Park and Helen Hunt Falls. The park is a public park and not so touristy, but has many more hiking trails and is a lot more fun.|
I think we checked out every little shop located in downtown Manitou Springs and we ate at several really good restaurants. Many of the restaurants are organic, gluten-free, vegetarian and very interesting. I even had gluten free crepes at a gluten free French restaurant. They even grind their own flour.
|We said goodbye as they headed to Oklahoma and I headed back to Denver.|
As I was packing up I noticed a leak at my rear tire, so I called a workhorse chassis service center. Luckily it was just an axle flange seal which needed to be replaced, but they said it had been leaking for a while and if it hadn't been fixed I could have blown my rear axle. Boy am I glad I got it fixed. I was on my way again within an hour.