After work on Wednesday, we packed up the car and got on the road! We made our way about 6 hours to Clayton, New Mexico where we had reservations at the Best Western Kokopelli Hotel...we arrived around midnight, got checked in, and went to sleep!
Thursday morning, we woke up and had a nice, hot breakfast at the hotel...then we got back on the road for about three more hours.
|A look at the New Mexico landscape...we weren't in flat Texas any longer!|
|Once we passed the border into Colorado, we pulled over at a scenic point |
and took a few photos...it was already so gorgeous! So green and hilly and beautiful!
|Once we arrived in Colorado Springs, we drove about 6 more miles to |
Manitou Springs...Manitou Avenue was our stop, and we spent our trip in
this area. Manitou Springs is a very cute little town!
|Manitou Springs reminded us a lot of our favorite town, Fredericksburg...a quaint |
little town with a main street full of shops and restaurants. Only this was even much
better because of the outstanding backdrop of mountains!
|This is the view of the B&B entrance...it was so cozy and cute! Up a few stairs, |
to a cute deck with table, chairs, and umbrella...
|My guy and a few of the locals, getting acquainted :)|
|The decor of the brewery was very cute!|
We enjoyed our lunch together and then we were able to check in. We met Jeff the owner, and got acquainted with our new home away from home...and then we drove downtown to get Chris' race packet and meet up with our travel companions -- Kiki and Blaise!!