Saturday, July 31, 2010

Pikes Peak

On The Road To The Summit
One of the things I have wanted to do since moving here was to drive the road up to the summit of Pikes Peak. It's just such a Colorado thing to do! Sure, I've been to the summit. I've been there a number of times; but always via the Manitou Springs and Pikes Peak Cog Rail. It is a fantastic trip and I am sure that as I get visitors in the future, I will be doing it again.

Mountain Daisy
Yesterday dawned so nice and clear, the weather forecasts were for sunny and hot weather, and so I decided that the time had finally come to do the drive. I packed the car with the cameras earlier in the day and packed a light lunch. Then Saga and I headed down to Manitou Springs.

Mountain Daisies
The drive was pleasant. I made stops along the road to take pictures of the wildflowers by the road and at some of the picnic areas along the way. We stopped a couple times so that Saga could get out and acquire more territory. And Saga also gained some friends and admirers along the way. We got comments at the picnic area about how well behaved and pretty she was. Saga loves it when people tell her show lovely she is.

Bumble Bee
We made great time. The drive to the springs was a nice, quick one and the drive up the summit was largely uneventful. There was a stop for a brief moment at the break-check stop about three miles from the summit, but they waved us through after a few moments.

More on the trip tomorrow… Wherever you are today, I hope that your day was a lovely one.

Don Bergquist – July 31, 2010 – Lakewood, Colorado, USA


AnaVar said...

Oh it looks so beautiful!

Don Bergquist said...

Dear AnaVar,

Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog!

Yes, the drive is a lovely one. Saga and I really enjoyed our trip! I'm glad you like the photos.

Thanks again for your comment.