Adventures of an Amateur Photographer – M. Atchley -https://www.facebook.com/AnotherDayIn1Derland/
Manitou Springs—— The Sign Said Closed
Hello Again Dear Reader,
I want to take a second to thank everyone that reads, or likes my blog. Honestly I never thought I would gain one reader, or follower and I surely never thought I would be updating or posting things regularly. You have no idea, how many times I talk myself back up from quitting. I look at social media and the internet as a whole and I see so many photographers and beautiful, breath-taking photos and here I am…”Look at my bug”. It boggles my mind that anyone would care, but thank you for doing so, I really appreciate it.
I am almost through posting scenic photos of Colorado. As you will remember we last left off at Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, Colorado. My companions and I had hoped to make it to a few other tourist attractions before the sun went down, but as I said before we got misplaced and ended up in downtown Manitou Springs. This is such a beautiful, clean community and the houses almost have a Norman Rockwell type feel to them; for those who know who Norman Rockwell is.
Driving around Manitou Springs, following the oh-so-wrong GPS, It amazed me the way the houses all looked stacked up, upon each other, as they reached higher towards the mountain top. While trying to find our route, literally, we got misplaced and had to drive up and through places, that had us meeting ourselves, halfway around the middle. Not so confusing a statement, if you have ever driven up into the mountains.
My sister and I were totally petrified driving up the mountain, we both hate heights. But we kept going because we just knew we were following the right road…our GPS said so. When we finally crested the top of the neighborhood, yes people really live there, we met a very nice woman. She informed us, that we had to go all the way back down and across the main road…UGH. By the time we made it to The Manitou Cliff Dwellings, and the Cave of the Winds, they were both closed. So the pictures that I took may not have been the nicest or the most scenic, but I like them nonetheless and lucky you…I am sharing my experience. Enjoy!