I love to travel and visit places I've never been and I love to share those places through photographs. That's what this blog is about, the places I've been and where I'm going. I hope you will look at the blog and photos and check back later for other adventures. You can also find more photos on my flickr site at http://flickr.com/dewesemilstead/ or click the link below
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Pikes Peak Definitely on the Final List
We have tried to get to Pikes Peak on our other vacations but haven't made it yet. Last year there was snow in the Colorado mountains and we decided to take a safer route since we were in the Z3 and had no snow tires. Maybe if we had gone early in the vacation it would have worked out so It will be the first major stop this time around.
Pikes peak is more than 14,000 feet high and was the inspiration for the words "purple mountains majesty", in the song, America The Beautiful and many other songs. It is Americas Mountain. There is a road and you can drive to the summit or take the cog railway to the top where you can enjoy something warm to drink, as well as, flavored oxygen.