Colorado Springs is the last stop on my road trip that originated in Austin, Texas and it was well worth the 14 hour drive. I stayed a couple nights here and loved it. The downtown has a historic feel but is lively and filled with great pubs and restaurants. I tried a bunch of the local beers on tap inside Phantom Canyon Brewing Company which is the town’s oldest brewery. The next morning I had an amazing breakfast at The Olive Branch downtown. They make the best chicken apple sausage.
After satisfying my belly I set out for a great outdoor adventure. How could I not? The scenery is just begging to be explored. I went to Garden of the Gods to see the spectacular rock formations. I then went to Pike’s Peak for a day long hike. Mountain air is so enlivening. Hiking in Colorado Springs is ideal because you don’t have to drive miles upon miles to find a trail. The mountains are practically on downtown’s back porch.
If you need a fresh perspective, some peace, fun, or inspiration, go spend a day in nature. It’s good for the belly soul.
Nom & Happiness,