Today I’m continuing on with my posts about our Colorado Trip. All the posts from this trip will be here>>>>Colorado Trip
Another day to explore on my own, while Rob was in his conference. This is the gorgeous view of Cheyenne Mountain as I left the hotel.
As I was driving to my 1st destination I was stopped at a light on Nevada Avenue. I was able to snap this pic of The Great Pumpkin, which is a 1500 lb. statue. After some research, I found that it’s made out of 90% recycled materials. Regardless of the time of year, I think this would definitely put a smile on my face!
My first stop was Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum 215 S. Tejon Street In 1979, this museum made its home in the old El Paso County Courthouse. Such a beautiful landmark.
I love these windows. You’ll see views from the inside of these later in this post.
The museum does a beautiful job preserving the history and culture of the Pikes Peak region. It showcases permanent exhibits on the history of the area as well as temporary exhibits on a variety of other topics.
This is an original elevator in the building.
I loved the reminders of all the old toys. Do you see any that look familar to you?
I remember these large spinning tops.
I can’t remember what this old desk was, but I loved the way it looked. All the drawers reminded me of the old card catalogs from back in the day.
Remember I said this was the old courthouse? In this former courtroom, people can rent this room out. When I was there, they had a recital going on, where someone with a beautiful voice was belting out some melodic tunes.
The view of Pikes Peak looking out the front of the building was pretty cool through the window design.
Another view of Pikes Peak behind the Judicial Complex which is across the street
I parked near the Sheriff Department, which is the building below. I loved that it looked like a library to me. I was really hoping it was a public library.
From there I drove over to America the Beautiful Park, which again boasts beautiful views of Pikes Peak.
I had really been wanting to check out Crave Real Burger while we were there. I wasn’t sure if Rob and I would be able to go there because we had plans to venture out of Colorado Springs we he was done with his conference. I decided to go there for lunch.
I got the Popper Burger. So good!
Beautiful views as I drove out near the Colorado Spring airport, because I just had to see this Airplane Restaurant.
Since I just eaten, I didn’t go inside, but I thought this was a pretty cool way to use an old fully intact Boeing KC-97 tanker.
After the drive out the airplane restaurant, I was tired, so I drove back to the hotel to rest before the evening events.
This was the last night of the conference, so they give out awards at the dinner. We got to walk down the red carpet.
The previous nights during the conference we were teamed up and we made a video. Here is all the video names from all the groups. They showed all the videos and gave out prizes. We didn’t win anything 🙁
See more pics from this day >>>>Day 5 Colorado Trip
The next post will be where Rob and I venture out into the mountains of Colorado and Wyoming, so keep an eye out for that post soon!
That pumpkin statue is so beautiful! I love that it is made of recycled materials too!
Yes, I’m glad to see many cities really embracing art like this.
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