After the race, Joe and I packed up the car and headed to Colorado Springs. We had a plan to run up Pikes Peak. We didn’t quite get in the mileage we wanted, but it was so steep that at times you felt like you weren’t even moving forward! This was by far the hardest uphill I have ever done.
After the run, we headed to nearby Fort Carson to see our friend Nick who had flown in from Kansas. He flies these massive things for the army: He was able to show us all around the base and we even got to climb into some of the helicopters! Really cool 🙂
We stole Nick away from the base and headed into downtown Colorado Springs to get some dinner. Phantom Canyon Brewery was a really cool little spot with great food!
It was such a beautiful evening, so Joe and I grabbed some stuff and headed to the park for a picnic! I didn’t take any pics of our picnic food, but veggie burgers were cooked on the camp stove and a plethora of chips and salsa was consumed.
We capped the night off with a stop for some fro-yo. All in all it was a fantastic weekend full of friends!
How was your weekend? Ever been on a helicopter?