Team Rachel is safely in Colorado Springs Colorado and had the pleasure of visiting Garden of the Gods yesterday! Today we’ve been hiding out because of the record temperatures (Rachel and the clan don’t do well in the heat).
After the recent heat wave affecting New England we (me and the kids) have decided to postpone our summer road trip until September. Its a good excuse to blow off a little school but more importantly the weather will be more temperate and I won’t have to deal with 110 degrees while strolling through Hays, KS or Terre Haute, IN. We stayed there last year in our travels and both were little slices of hell on earth. Neither my kiddos nor their Mom do very well in such high heat.
We’ll be driving out to Colorado and hopefully staying at the Garden of the Gods Campground (they don’t close until September 30th) for about a week and hanging out with incredible friends (they can only be found in one place apparently lol). We were considering staying a while but the Colorado Springs School for the Blind isn’t sure if they’ll be able to provide programming for Rachel.
We’ve generally traveled route 70 and took route 80 home once but we are open to suggestions. Any good road stop ideas? I really want to go to Niagra Falls this time around…. but I hate the drive through upstate New York.
Planning to go to the Flying W for dinner, Santas Workshop for some fun, Geocaching, then float down the Arkansas River and we (me) are looking to do some stock friendly trails with the Jeep while we are out there. Every summer seems to be a little more difficult than the last so we have no choice but to take life by the horns……………..