Monday, July 04, 2022

Royal Gorge

We had a great family trip to the Royal Gorge over the weekend.  Saturday morning we drove to the US Olympic and Paralympic Museum.  Cool exhibits including some interactive stuff.  Next time we are in the area, we want to visit the Olympic Training Center.

We had lunch at The Exchange on Tejon and it was a great menu for us.  Afterwards, we drove to the Spring Hill Suites.  After checking in, we ran some errands and picked up Waffle House for Dinner.

Sunday morning we headed to the Royal Gorge Train Depot and enjoyed a ride through the canyon.  They had a full menu and we indulged in some chips & salsa and a frozen drink.  We had a standard car which worked out for us.  The dining car seemed really warm with the wrap around windows and we spent a half hour on the viewing car.  After the train ride, we grabbed lunch in town at Subway and Bunk House Burgers.  After lunch we headed to the Royal Gorge bridge.  The highest suspension bridge in the United States did not disappoint, but it was very exposed and I little disconcerting at times.  Ticket prices included access to the Bridge, Gondola rides, Tommyknocker Playland, Plaza Theater and Gift Shop.  You can also zip line or do a guided hike for an additional fee.  We stuck to walking the bridge and enjoying the scenery.  Even that challenged our exposure tolerance.

The drive home was uneventful.  We picked up Denver Biscuit Company for dinner and were still home by 8:00 PM.

On a completely random note, I lost my keys the morning before we left and after getting the whole family involved looking for them for two hours after we got back, they ended up being in the sofa.

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