Colorado Springs Journals

My first business trip to Colorado Springs, CO, wa

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An August 1999 trip to Colorado Springs by tamtbell

Cave of the Winds Colorado Springs Photo, Colorado Springs, Colorado More Photos
Quote: While employed in Hawaii as a Lead Support Agent for a large travel corporation, I was lucky enough to be selected to travel with my supervisor to Colorado Springs, CO. How could I have known that after this trip Colorado Springs would forever have a special place in my heart?

Hyatt Place Colorado Springs

Hotel | "Sumner Suites (now Amerisuites)"

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The Sumner Suites (now Amerisuites) was actually very nice. As you walked in, the lobby was immediately to your right and always had someone with a smile waiting to greet you, and to your left (at least during the time we stayed there) was the lobby and also where the hotel served continental breakfast in the mornings. The hotel itself looked a little older, but was still in pretty good shape. The rooms were comfortable, with a small kitchenette (great if you want to stow those leftovers from dinner in the fridge for tomorrow), a small sitting area across from it, a dressing area with mirrors that was a little larger (great for two women sharing in the morning as they get ready for the day), the be...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 21, 2003

Hyatt Place Colorado Springs
503 W GARDEN OF THE GODS RD
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907
1-719-265-9385

Carrabba's Italian Grill

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Restaurant | "Carabba's Italian Grill"

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My supervisor, coworker on this trip, and myself all visited this restaurant on a weekday during our visit. Soon after, our own Honolulu call center manager decided to join us, which was really great as the atmosphere in this restaurant during weekday evenings seemed very conducive for talking about ideas, current business, and other problems that need to be tackled in the office. The interior of the restaurant is very comfortable and rather reminds me of Tuscan kitchen. The lights are somewhat low, and there is artwork here and there. The staff was somewhat okay, however our waitress seemed rather perturbed that we decided to all move to a large round table rather than our current booth so...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 23, 2003

Carrabba's Italian Grill
7120 Campus Drive
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80920
+1 719 264 0401

Cave of the Winds Colorado Springs

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Attraction | "Cave of the Winds"

Cave of the Winds Colorado Springs Photo, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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This was a spelunking tour, which personally I thought was rather carnival-like. It was rather exciting and kind of neat to walk under tons of stalactites and stalagmites rising up around you with the idea that you’re being somewhat like Indiana Jones on a mission to recover some ancient artifact, but personally, I would have preferred to don the yellow slicker, long johns, and miners' hat and go truly climbing inside mountains, no matter how claustrophobic I might get. Honestly, the Cave of the Winds does offer this type of excitement; however, with that increased excitement of exploring caves on your hands and knees in the mud also comes a higher price to pay, a price during this visit that I coul...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 21, 2003

Cave of the Winds Colorado Springs
100 Cave of the Winds Road
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
(719) 685-5444

Glen Eyrie Castle

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Attraction

Glen Eyrie Castle Photo, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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This was my very first stop on our day tour of many of the attractions in Colorado Springs. We arrived at around 10am and at the time the three of us were the only guests at the castle. You first turn off the road that leads to Garden of the Gods onto a somewhat smaller road where you reach a gate with an attendant. It is suggested that you donate $5 per person; after experiencing the peace that the castle and grounds inspired in me, I believe it was worth it. After donating our money we then drove to a smaller building that almost resembles a puritan church or courthouse where the furniture is spare but it the room is still comfortable. Here we watched a movie on the history of Glen Eyrie and...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 22, 2003

Glen Eyrie Castle
P.O. Box 6819
Colorado Springs, Colorado

Garden of the Gods

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Attraction

Garden of the Gods Photo, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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This was our second visit of the day, and after our relaxing visit to Glen Eyrie Historic Castle, we were ready for a little exercise. We arrived shortly after 12 noon on a warm, sunny day, perfect weather for walking and hiking around Garden of the Gods. Our first stop: the visitor center and museum. Here, it was just about time for lunch, so we stopped for a quick bite (the restaurant serves mostly burgers, fries, hot dogs, etc.), then toured the shops, which sold mostly Indian artifacts and the normal tourist stuff. After all of this, it was time, time to tackle the park. As we drove into the entrance, we were faced by large red rocks standing out of the ground and we were greeted by four or f...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 23, 2003

Garden of the Gods
1805 North 30th Street
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80904
(719) 634-6666

Seven Falls

Attraction | "Seven Falls, what a wonder it is"

Seven Falls Photo, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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This was our last tourist stop of the day, and boy, were we ready for the stop! Since we arrived during daylight hours (approximately 4:30pm), we only had to pay $8.25 per person. If you enter at night, expect to pay $9.75 for adults and $6.25 for children. This price, to me, was a pretty fair deal, as the beauty you encounter here is unbelievable! After paying admission, you drive up a large gorge that is rather narrow in some spots. Once you park your car, you then have a small walk up to the main falls area. During the daylight, the falls are not illuminated but are still beautiful. Once it becomes dark (at approximately 7pm), the falls are lit in colors of green, red, gold, and blue. If yo...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 29, 2003

Seven Falls
South Cheyenne Canyon Road
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80901
+1 179 632 0752

Colorado Springs Photo, Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Flying from Honolulu, of course we had to leave in the evening Hawaii time and fly all night to arrive at Colorado Springs airport early the next morning. My supervisor and I arrived at the airport barely awake and extremely jet-lagged; however, as we began walking towards the baggage claim and Avis car rental counter, I began to feel revived as I was greeted by the appearance of huge, magnificent mountains surrounded by forests of evergreens through the large picture windows in the airport. Once we walked outdoors, the clean fresh air, so unlike downtown Honolulu, wiped away almost all other traces of my sleepiness. My supervisor and I stayed at the Sumner Suites (now an Amerisuites) off of Garden...Read More