Saturday, July 03, 2010

Colorado Part 4 - The Royal Gorge

During our time in Colorado Springs we rode the train through the Royal Gorge. It was fun to see the rafters along our way! We also walked down to the dining car where we bought some corn dogs and other healthy things. ;) It was not so much fun trying to order and carry all our food in a narrow train car with four kids and other passengers trying to walk by. We probably should have eaten beforehand. Live and learn.

This is a shot of part of the long water line that was built by hand by prisoners back in the early 1900's. They dug through the mountain by hand and it took them years to finish (wish I could remember how long exactly). There were 30 prisoners who either died or escaped during the project - no one knows what happened to them. The water line was used until the 1970's.

1 comment:

  1. How beautiful! Looks like a great trip. I love that last pic of precious!