I will never forget being able...
I will never forget being able to see Pikes Peak with a snow cap in the middle of July.
Also having no more than an hour drive to go from the country,city,then be in the mountains. No matter what you enjoy, night life, restaraunts, shopping, you have it in all it's
About skiing equipment used years ago
From information near sculpture “About the End of an Era – Circa 1960” located near Pioneers Museum in Colorado Springs about skiing equipment century ago:
“Pioneering skiers used a single wooden pole. By the early 1900s, tow poles were in fashion. The shafts were often made from bamboo until superior poles of a light metal alloy were developed. Higher, plastic ski boots featuring buckles marked the passing of lace-up leather boots. A leather thong anchored the heel to the ski.”
Now we should appreciate the technology achievements that make our life so much easier and safer.
Bear Creek Nature Center
Looking for a place to take a walk, perhaps view some nature, and get away from the beaten path, Nancy and I chose Bear Creek Nature Center, an El Paso County-owned park on the outskirts of Colorado Springs. It is a very nice park and includes an exceptional visitor's center with a lot of very interesting nature exhibits geared for kids, but enjoyable by adults.
Local Favorite for Years
O'Furry's has been around for a longtime. It is a "neighborhood" bar on the old north side of Colorado Springs on East Fillmore Street. It is kind of what I consider a rough and tumble kind of bar, but not too rough and tumble. They have music usually on weekends, a large outdoor area with a volleyball court. They have a couple of pool tables. Gets busy on the weekends. They also have a small food menu, They have THE BEST jalapeno poppers in town!!
Visit their website, has all the info you need and their menu. Casual...jeans and a t-shirt will work here.
Delicious Food and Beers
Phantom Canyon Brewing Co. is one of my husband's favorite restaurants. They make their own beers and always have 8-10 on tap. My favorite beer of theirs is the Demolition Cream Ale, my husband prefers the Cascade Amber Ale. The restaurant is casual, with limited outdoor seating in the warmer months. There is also an extensive billard room upstairs and banquet facilites. For lunch, my usual dish is the Grilled beef shoulder tenderloin and mixed greens salad. My husband usually orders the tacos. For Dinner, my favorite meal, hands down, is the chicken saltimbocca with fresh sage, proscuitto, and melted fontina on creamy polenta. Chris orders the macaroni and cheese with lobster, shrimp, and crab.
We're always delighted with the food and beer, and have only once had a server that was less then exemplary.
Update: We visited in Nov, 2006 to find that the menu has been changed, and not for the better. Where as before my husband and I always enjoyed this restaurant and relied on the consistancy and deliciousness of their food, now we're less then pleased. Salads are drowning in dressing, 'specialties' are less then, and all in all, the food is sliding downhill. The service and beer remain topnotch however.