Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Day 8 - Garden of the Gods & US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs

Sanvino got a little extra sleep this morning.  We scheduled a 9am departure time to avoid traffic in Denver as we passed through on our way to Colorado Springs.  Our first stop was Garden of the Gods.  The park is a registered National Natural Landmark.  It has 300ft (91m) sandstone rock formations.  Although it was very hot when we arrived we made our way to the visitors center and took some great pictures with the rocks in the background.   Then we hiked around the formations and were even able to see some rockclimbers high up on the rocks.

After lunch, we were off to the US Olympic Training Center.  We had a tour around the grounds, saw many training areas and watched wrestling practice.  There were many photo opportunities.


We finished the day with dinner at a "Mexican" restaurant.  It's more like a funhouse for kids with a kitschy (some might say tacky) Mexican theme.  It has cliffdivers and amusement games. The kids sure liked the prizes.

Onamae wa nan desu ka?

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