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Old 01-19-2012, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Arlington, Va
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thanks for the post Idunn...

I spent a good part of the day looking for a size 11 tall hiking boot to no avail, I am sitting at a Sears lot which happens to be my 8th store between Longmont and Thornton. One thing that is certain is if you do not want a set of $15 dollar boots from Ross then it's BYOB (bring your own boots) and I know people have warned me only thing available is size 7 and 8 or size 13 in any boot that is worth purchasing which will keep the snow out ect.

I did write a long post here but the service logged me out and I lost it in the quick reply section... I am going to head back up to Estes so I can brave the Bear Lake in my sneakers tomorrow if I have to I did also pass Peak to Peak rd coming down out of RMNP so tomorrow I may have better luck with boots when I head into Co Springs.
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:06 PM
 
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Same here, I've the old 12-inch laserdisc of the Moody Blues at Red Rocks, a really great disc.

As far as attending a show there, I'll probably go, maybe once. I see the pix of rock seats, which will be painful to sit on, and I'm told that most people just stand the whole time, which will make my back ache rather badly. Staying home and watching something on Pay Per View would suit me.
We saw it a few years ago in the morning with a lot of fog, so didn't get the full picture. Had wanted to go back on this last trip, after Christmas, but got hung up for the entire afternoon waiting for the tour of Coors Brewing. Don't bother with that, unless you can tell there is no wait. We hit it at the worst time possible and it took almost four hours due to crowds and waiting. Got to admit, the free samples at the end were good. . During the wait I got talking to a woman whose high school graduation had been at Red Rocks. She said the experience was great, other than trying to walk down the stone steps in high heals and graduation gowns.
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Old 01-19-2012, 08:14 PM
 
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Once in Colorado Springs, perhaps take the time to drive to its far western side, and just beyond the perfectly eclectic small town of Manitou Springs.
Yes, Manitou Springs is a neat little town. There's a great Mexican restaurant there our son took us to, don't remember its name, that served the largest margaritas I've ever seen. So good, but so stupid of me to have one after coming down from Pikes Peak, all within 24 hours of arriving from the east coast. stupid, very stupid.

Also, don't miss Garden of the Gods while in COS. if you're into the Olympics at all, it's also interesting to tour the Olympic Training Center.
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Old 01-20-2012, 09:19 AM
 
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Choff, you are likely thinking of the Loop in Manitou Springs.
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Old 01-20-2012, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Noblesville, IN
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This is kind of exciting reading about the big adventure. Just you and your dog. Sorry the GF thing didn't work out...and yet, if she can't hang and be flexible, it's probably best. I would love to see a picture or two once you get that all sorted out!!
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Old 01-20-2012, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Southeastern Colorado
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This is kind of exciting reading about the big adventure. Just you and your dog. Sorry the GF thing didn't work out...and yet, if she can't hang and be flexible, it's probably best. I would love to see a picture or two once you get that all sorted out!!

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Old 01-20-2012, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Arlington, Va
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This is kind of exciting reading about the big adventure. Just you and your dog. Sorry the GF thing didn't work out...and yet, if she can't hang and be flexible, it's probably best. I would love to see a picture or two once you get that all sorted out!!
Breckenridge!!! OMG!
I don't want to leave this town... Lodging is only around $90 in town but I reserved a place outside Co Springs. It is pretty busy here and the sun is going down. I had seen one guy off the road (ice) just before town coming in from the north and another cross the dbl yellow line accident coming out of Frisco.

The topo is different here... RMNP for two days has been very snowy, I did walk to bear lake and took some pictures this morning but I still did not get to see much in the park. Hard to explain but some pics will

Heading down RT9 from Breckenridge, I will check in later with a pic or two...
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Old 01-20-2012, 06:41 PM
 
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Cosmic, thanks for the update, hope trip is safe.

When you get to COLO SGPS, you can walk around fairly flat Garden of the Gods, right in town.

If you're in very good shape, go over to Manitou Springs and try hiking up the "Manitou Incline" which is 60-degrees uphill on old railroad ties, but the view at the top is said to be worth it.

Tons of good eats in Manitou, depending on your budget....Adams Mtn Cafe, Stagecoach Inn, Craftwood Inn, many more.

In downtown COLO SPGS there is Tejon St, with marvelous steakhouse (The Famous), or Jack Quinn's Irish Pub, or the Warehouse, or several night spots / watering holes (Cowboys).
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:06 PM
 
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Choff, you are likely thinking of the Loop in Manitou Springs.
Yep, I think that's what they called it. Just remember it was good, but not much else after the margarita.
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Old 01-20-2012, 11:50 PM
 
Location: Arlington, Va
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