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Colorado Springs Skyline

Letztes Wochenende habe ich einem kurzen Fahrradausflug gemacht. Zehn Meilen entlang die Ostseite der Luftwaffe-Akademie bei die Autobahn am Nordtor. Ich habe dort herumgedreht, und dieses Foto habe ich gemacht. Linkerhand ist Cheyenne-Berg fern süd, dann schneebedeckter Pikes Peak, und schließlich rechtsseitig ist der Luftwaffe-Akademie Schülerkomplex. Von Süd bis Nord da ist die Westseite Colorado Springs.

Last weekend I did a short bike ride: 10 miles along the east side of the US Air Force Academy next to the freeway to North Gate. I turned around there and took this photo. On the left side is Cheyenne Mountain, far south; then snow-capped Pikes Peak, and finally on the right side is the Air Force Academy student complex. South to north, the west side of Colorado Springs.


Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun

Standing as sentinel over Colorado Springs is the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun. Built in 1037, it sits 8,136 ft (2479.9 m) on the side of Cheyenne Mountain.

Colorado Springs icon, Garden of the Gods, from the Shrine of the Sun:

On our last visit to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, we bought a membership so we can visit pretty much anytime we want — and took advantage of that opportunity only a couple of weeks after our last visit. So there will be more zoo animal photos coming up. Are you sick of them yet?

In May, there’s a run to the Shrine, a four-mile round trip from the zoo up to the shrine and back. I’m considering running it this year, but that’ll depend on how the next couple of months of training go.