The wheels on the bus go round and round as we joined about 30 of our fellow Newmar RV owners on a full day bus tour to the Colorado Springs area. The Newmar Kountry Klub offers pre-rally tours for its attendees. 9 different tours were offered, but we limited ourselves to only one tour.
After about an hour’s drive, our first stop was the US Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.
This place was probably very busy a few months ago, but most athletes are now taking a post Olympic rest. There were a couple of inspiring films and then a guide took us to the shooting, wrestling, gymnastics and weight training facilities. It was a beautiful day with Pikes Peak in the background.
We then traveled to the Garden of the Gods, a public park with impressive red rock formations.
Definitely a place to which we would like to return to explore on our own. We were able to sneak in a small hike before returning to the bus.
RViewToday – balance rock garden of the gods
We then were driven to the Seven Falls attraction, a private area which charges admission to view the formations and the centerpiece falls that is actually only one waterfall with 7 sections, not 7 individual falls.
Tom took the 224 steps to the top of the staircase beside the falls.
Now, if that was not enough fun for one day, we then visited the Penrose History Museum across from the famous Broadmoor Hotel.
The prominent Penrose family put together an impressive collection of vehicles and memorabilia and it is displayed here.
Definitely a busy day. Can’t wait for the rally events to start.