Thursday, May 1, 2008

SNOW AND PIKES PEAK

Like I've said its been just beautiful weather here all week but today this is what we woke up to:

30 degrees and blowing snow!

So is the trip on the Cog Railway up to the top of Pikes Peak off? It snows about an inch or two and by 11 a.m. the sun is shining and we can see the mountains!


At 1 p.m. we board the train and head up the mountain. It's 14,110 feet to the top but we're told they can only go to 12,130 feet because of the high winds. When we arrive at the "Windy Point" which is as far as we can go, it's VERY VERY windy and we're above the point of trees growing. I'm ready to go back down.


This little building/cabin is at the Windy Point and was the living quarters for many people throughout the years. They housed people in the 1800's and early 1900's who were traveling to the peak. A son was born to one of the couples who lived here at one time.




We stopped in the town at the bottom of Pikes Peak and did one of these vintage photos. Jim wanted me to wear the bar maid costume but it was a little too skimpy for me so I went with the Southern belle look.

We ended the day with dinner at a chinese restaurant called P.F.Changs. The best Chinese food I've ever had! Melissa was having a chocolate craving so this is what she ordered. It was huge!!!!! And what was it called? The Great Wall of Chocolate. Even the three of us couldn't eat it all but I bet it'll taste pretty good tomorrow.

2 comments:

Lynn said...

I am loving all your posts about your trip!! It is so fun to see Melissa again too! Hi Mel - I think of you often!!!!

Tabby said...

Oh my gosh! It's crazy that Colorado has such random weather. One day it's sunny and beautiful and the next day it's snowing. I love the vintage picture....tell dad he looks pretty handsome! :)