We slept until like 11:30 am. It was FAN-FUCKING-TASTIC!! I can't remember the last time I was able to sleep in like that!
After breakfast Dina went to get tickets for us to take the train up Pikes Peak only to find they were sold out (stupid baseball touristy people) So instead we took the nice plane lady's advise and got ticket to go to the Cave of the Winds
. I found something out about myself on the drive up the curvy steep road to the caves. I am in fact a bit more afraid of heights than I thought. See at one point I stopped taking pictures an looked
out my window. I bearly had time to register what I was seeing before I was trying to climb into Dina's lap through my seat belt. Once I kinda composed myself and Dina stopped laughing she asked me what was wrong. I then told her about the effing sheer drop out my window and that there didn't appear to be anything to keep us from going over. And I quote "Why do you think I'm watching the road not the windows?". Once at the top we did the touristy thing and took scenic pictures and goofy pictures before we headed on into the check in area.
We took the standard lighted tour of the caves. They offer a lantern tour where there is no electricity just your lamps that may get blown out by the wind at anytime. Also they tell ghost stories while on the tour. We agreed that we would have to come back next time I'm there and go do that tour too. The caves were really cool and very warm for staying at 54 degrees year round. We got to one part of the tour when the tell you the story of these two girls like a very long time ago and how they were old maids at like 16 and how they left their metal hat pins on this ledge for good luck. Well they came back a year or so latter both married to wealthy men and thus started the legend if you toss something metal at the ledge and it lands and stays there you get one year good luck, if it falls to the ground you get divorced and two years bad luck. Dina and I both tossed pennies. Guess who got good luck and who got bad luck.
After more picture and caves Dina and I drove to Manitou (pronounced Man eh Tow) and sight see-ed that cute little town and went to the Pikes Peak train Depot to look around and get some pictures. Then we went to the Garden of the Gods
. It is a bunch of Red Rock formations that make you think you are in the wrong state. But man are they pretty! So we took many pictures and were tourists. :)
We then went back to Manitou and eat Lunner (get it Lunch/Dinner you know like Brunch only later) at the Mason Jar. Very good home cooking type of food and your drink really come in Mason Jars!
We then headed back to Dina's neck of the woods and I took her to see Across the Universe! Which if you have not seen that yet you need help and to go see it ASAP! While waiting for our showing of the movie we went to this Mexican place that was literally across the sidewalk and had some Margaritas. I am not a Margarita girl. Jose you are not friend of mine. I don't like you with a little salt and lime. Sorry got carried away there. So Dina had one and helped me CHUG mine ( I honestly couldn't get past the taste uggghhhhh). And we carried our tipsy asses back across the sidewalk to see the movie.
And thus concluded Day two.
Day Three and Four to come next.