Any visit to Colorado Springs should include a visit to this beautiful place. We drove out there under a lowering sky and clouds that threatened a typical afternoon mountain storm.
We decided to eat lunch and hope it might clear up a little. The cafe has a nice menu and the prices are reasonable, two of us had the Bison burger I chose spicy Elk Bratwurst and it was a little spicy!
The center has a diorama and lots of other interesting information about the area.
You may know that the area inspired a Professor from Massachusetts, Katherine Lee Bates to write "America The Beautiful".
After lunch we ventured out for a photo.......
just in time too, because suddenly in came the storm, thunder, lightning and hail!
Our intrepid driver ran to the car and by the time she pulled up to the curb the hail was coming down and we were soaked within the distance of about ten feet!
We were otherwise unscathed so laughing we set off for the next stop, Na La's quilt store for a little more retail therapy-but that is for another day's posting!Sorry, no pics of us all soaked to our skins.