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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Day Trip To Cripple Creek , Colorado

It was a beautiful day, so we took a day trip to Cripple Creek.  Leaving Manitou Springs, headed north on 24.


In Woodland Park, the other side of Pike's Peak...looks like a bit of snow fell last night :)



From Woodland Park, going south on 67...a beautiful drive.



Yep, that is Cripple Creek below us.



Beautiful mountains in the far background.  Cripple Creek is at 9,494 elevation, so you know those mountains in the distance are pretty dang high!



Nice welcome sign


but hey wait...
Kind of a bummer when the main downtown street is under major road rennovation ..boo!!
Well, we will capture what we can... (click on any picture to enlarge)

enlarge so you can read the sign...cute

repainted --original done in 1800's

they did a great job at renovating the historic buildings

The town is filled with log cabins and pretty Victorian homes...we call this pretty in pink :)

Some grand houses during their time


Cripple Creek had a lot of nice churches. I loves the metal roof on the steeple of this Roman Catholic  Church.


If you are going to park at the court house, set your parking brake.




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