I thought this was kind of interesting - it seems to be an enclosed moving walkway to transport kids up the bunny hill. (We've mostly skied smaller areas, so I'd never seen this before.)
What a good way to keep the little ones warm & happy while learning!
We visited the Cliff Dwellings Museum in Manitou Springs (just west of Colorado Springs). It's nowhere near the size of Mesa Verde in southwest Colorado but it was close to home and had a pretty interesting (and well detailed) museum.
That's me at the Cliff Dwellings. I'm usually the one behind the camera, so there aren't so many pictures of me floating around out there. (When DH returns home, that may change since he has a camera of his own now.)
We rode the Pike's Peak Cog Railway to the top of the mountain (elevation 14,110' ). It was in the 40's up at the top, chilly for July, but much warmer than the 18* when we went with another visitor in May)
Of course, we made the trip to Garden of the Gods...
I really really wanted to try lightning photos again. The view was great - gardens in the foreground, Garden of the Gods in the middle and lightning over Pike's Peak! The failing battery, lack of a tripod and danger of being struck by lightning put a real damper on that idea. Someday, I'll go back over there with a good battery, a tripod and clean car windows and try for that shot. Did you know the car only protects you from lightning if the windows are rolled up?? Lightning is a real danger here. There were actually 2 people injured by lightning from this storm coming over the mountain. They were leaning against one end of the car when the other end was hit. They were able to call for help and were taken to the hospital . (http://www.koaa.com/aaaa_top_stories/x1974618608/Hikers-near-car-struck-by-lightning)
Thanks for taking my little off-topic trip with me! I hope you enjoyed the detour!