Events in this post occurred in May 2007.
Saturday, May5, 2007 was a cool, rainy day in Manitou Springs, CO. We stayed in most of the day, except for an early dinner at Texas Roadhouse. We both had a ribeye steak with baked potatoes and a salad. Kathi got her steak cooked well done and mine was cooked medium well – well done always made the steak too dry for me, almost like trying to eat paper. It was May and springtime and we were using heat in the evening. We were really enjoying the cool weather in Colorado.
Sunday was another cool and rainy day. The dampness has both our sinuses acting up. A few days of rain and we were ready to see sunshine again. We went to Joe’s Crab Shack in the afternoon. I ordered a Boiler for us to share. It included Dungeness crab, king crab, sausage, potatoes and corn on the cob. I wore my bib and Kathi refused to wear hers, but she does not usually drop food on her blouse. Lunch was messy, but a lot of fun. We laughed a lot while we were eating – how cool is that?
The highlight for Monday was Olive Garden. Tuesday I made another attempt to find The Broadmoor resort. This time I used a map and we found it easily. We enjoyed looking around on the property. We mostly enjoyed looking at the colorful flowers, especially the tulips. After the Broadmoor, we took a drive through the mountains in the area. The views were spectacular. There was a lot of snow on the mountain tops, but the roads had been graded and driving was no problem. We enjoyed the day immensely.
We stayed in on Wednesday and Kathi made soup and cornbread. I thought lunch was great. Kathi was not happy with the crumbly cornbread. She suspected her convection oven was not functioning properly. I thought maybe the cornbread was saving me some time by preparing itself to go in my soup.
It seems like on our domestic days, eating at a restaurant was the highlight of the day. The way I enjoy food, that is not an unwanted highlight. Thursday the 10th found us at Texas Roadhouse again. Kathi had a grilled chicken salad and I had another ribeye – I do not give up on a good thing easily. We spent the next few days mostly at home, but we did make several excursions through the Cheyenne Mountains. Kathi enjoyed looking at the big homes in the area. I enjoyed the beautiful mountain views.
We had another week to spend enjoying Colorado and the cool weather it offered us, then we were going to take a leisurely drive to Guthrie, OK for a family reunion being hosted by Kathi’s older brother, Carl and his wife, Cheryn. Before we started planning our drive to Oklahoma, we were going to see more of the sites around Colorado Springs. We wanted to re-visit some of the places we had been and also look for something new. Good times.