Toward the end of the school year, I started a Pinterest board for all the places I wanted to visit in Colorado this summer before I head to England. Many of those included cities that I wanted to visit or re-visit, and I made quite a dent in that list, visiting Aspen, Boulder, Fort Collins, and Vail. Some of items were places around Colorado Springs, that I've just never had a chance to visit in the three and a half years I've been here. Some friends and I have been hard at work at changing that!
A few weeks ago, I visited Willy's British Emporium (again) for tea. Afterward, I visited the Ghost Town Museum. I have driven past it numerous times since I moved here, but for some reason never made it over to visit. I'm glad I finally changed that! It contained many artifacts from the gold rush era, including a stagecoach that looked like it was right out of The Infernal Devices! I was irrationally excited about that!
This past weekend was jam-packed with exploring around Colorado Springs! I visited Willy's British Emporium yet again on Friday. On Saturday, I visited Cave of the Winds, which was probably the last main tourist attraction that I had yet to visit. Though I did not actually go in the cave, I greatly enjoyed the ropes course. I was surprised at how far off the ground it was though! It started to storm between completing the ropes course and going on the zip line, so we went to Willy's British Emporium (my second day in a row), to wait out the rain.
Since it is Colorado and the weather is always crazy, the storm finished rather quickly and we went back to ride the zip line over the canyon. It was such a pretty ride! They have a more extreme zip ling, which almost looks like a bungee, but that wasn't included with the admission fee...maybe if I'm feeling particularly brave next time, I'll give it a try!
After a fun sleepover, I finally visited the Colorado Renaissance Festival on Sunday. All of the actresses and actors tried to keep in character with Scottish accents and saying, "My Lady" to everyone. The buildings and shops were adorable. There were bagpipe players and other traditional Scottish instruments. It was a lot of fun!
Afterwards, I visited Little Nepal, a restaurant that had been on my list for a while. A few fellow vegetarians and I went to their all vegan buffet Sunday night and enjoyed trying a wide selection of Indian food. The decorations seemed authentic and it had a nice atmosphere as well.
I have some more adventures planned over the next two weekends! Check back soon to hear about them!
Hi, I’m Crystal! I love to travel and am currently a graduate student in Scotland. You’ll get all the best tips and insights from my experiences as a former ice-skating coach in Iceland and former study abroad student. Of the 27 countries I have visited, a type 1 diabetes diagnosis has been the strangest land yet. Type 1 has not slowed down my travels and you'll learn how to take type 1 with you on the road! You can connect with me further on Instagram @CrystalChilcott, or send me ideas of where I should travel next via email: firstname.lastname@example.orgHappy Travels, Crystal
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