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Camp Walmart in Colorado Springs near the AF Academy

Two pretty girls in front of the pretty rocks. Garden of the...

This formation is called Kissing Camels (according to our tour guide)

Jean took us to lunch at this neat Deli in downtown Manitou...

On the road again. Headed to southern Colorado

Near La Veta pass (9413') between Walsenburg and Alamosa. Our weather luck...

Garden of the Gods, Lunch, then onward to Alamosa, CO


I got up early and went to a local Starbucks on Academy Dr. to do the usual online stuff and drink coffee. I returned with Julie’s tea by around 8:30A and we were off to Jean’s place to get a tour of the attractions of our choice then lunch. We chose to see the Garden of the Gods, a truly beautiful and spectacular place. It was a perfect, clear day so I got lots of photos. After that, it was off to a neat little deli in downtown Manitou Springs called “The Spice of Life” on Manitou Ave. The lunch was excellent and we got to meet one of the owners of the deli which Jean seems to have adopted. It was a fun time. We were reluctant to leave, but we needed to get on the road.

We got back to our camp at Walmart (near the Auto Mall), fueled up, hooked up the toad and was on I-25 S by 3:15.

We stopped briefly in Walsenburg then climbed a steep grade toward Alamosa, CO. There was a little snow in the higher country but the weather and road conditions were perfect. We spotted a lot of deer near the road moving around in the early evening.

We arrived at the Walmart in Alamosa after sundown around 6:45. We stopped in and checked with the manager to get permission to stay, then walked to a Chili’s restaurant that was nearby for dinner. The place was hopping; many young people were having dinner and watching college football on the many screens. We had a good meal then walked back to the Winnebago. We were in bed by 10 after another full day.

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