Saturday, June 5, 2010

The View from the Top of Pikes Peak

Looking at Colorado Springs, CO from the top of Pikes Peak
The view from the top of the Rocky Mountains
Descending from the top of Pikes Peak on the Cog Railway, May 30, 2010
I was happy to get company from my hometown of Great Bend, Kansas over Memorial Day weekend. My wife's grand-nephew Steve Dyer, his daughter Justine and his granddaughter Leah visited me for two days. While they were here, we rode the Cog Railway to the top of Pikes Peak.

It was quite an adventure. At the mountaintop elevation of more than 10,000 ft, I suffered from insufficient oxygen and collapsed while standing in the Visitor Center at the summit. Due to quick action by the staff and Medics on duty, I revived sufficiently for the return descending trip down the mountain. We enjoyed a Sunday evening dinner at "Noodles" in Colorado Springs and overall, called our sightseeing trip a success!  

It took me two days to rest up and get over the soreness from my fall, but I'm grateful to have not fractured anything. And I was happy to have the company of some of my family members.  

5 comments:

Greta Koehl said...

You are so adventurous - glad to hear you came through this OK. That altitude change can really sneak up on you.

GrannyPam said...

What beautiful photos. I am glad you are not suffering ill effects from your adventure. It sure looks like it was a great trip.

Harriet said...

Glad to see your post! It is great that you were able to visit with family and take the trip. Hope you are feeling better now.

Apple said...

Very glad that you didn't break anything! Nice that you had family visit and could take them on an adventure.

Cheryl Palmer said...

Beautiful pictures and a nice trip with family! Fortunately your fall wasn't as bad as it could have been. I enjoyed your post! Thank you for sharing!