Sunday, January 15, 2017

Winter Fun!

It's all melted now, but about a week ago, we had a pretty good snow. A few of the younger girls wanted me to go sledding with them, and I was all too happy to oblige!

This morning I was invited at the last minute to go with two of the families on the Manitou Springs & Pikes Peak Railway. I thoroughly enjoyed the 45min ride over about 4miles  with a 5,000ft elevation gain. We couldn't make it to the 14,114ft peak due to the heavy snowdrifts, but at times we were on a 25% grade!

The scenery was beautiful!

It started to snow during our ascent, and the conductor could not resist a few jokes: 

We made it to Inspiration  Point at 11,500ft before having to stop due to snow. It was so foggy that we could barely see the nearby peaks. 

Then we returned to 4 Mile Point where the train let us off to walk around a little bit.

All in all, I've enjoyed the wintery weather here, but am glad I don't have to deal with ice and snow and high winds either in Texas or in Nigeria!

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