Our sojurn to “The Springs”, as the locals call the city, came after our second stint in Gallup. We really enjoyed our 18-month run there. But a family issue in California was calling us back and we finally decided it was time to go back.
But during that time in the shadow of Pike’s Peak (I never did make it up to the top, I’m sad to admit), it was fun. For one thing, they have some amazing golf courses there and an hour away in Denver. Being a big Rockies fan, I got to take in a couple of games at Coors Field. And the World Arena was where I first saw Trans-Siberian Orchestra perform, and caught my first live Jeff Dunham show. And a visit to Garden of the Gods is a must.
Speaking of the Peak, that mountain puts out a monster shadow across the eastern Colorado plains long before sunset. And because there is nothing but flat land to the east, when the sun rises you don’t want to be driving east. All you see is that big ball of light.
Had circumstances worked out differently, we might have stayed there for good. But life says otherwise and in 2010 we were on our way back to California and the Bay Area.