There were so many great places to go see that we didn’t have the chance to see but the Manitou Cliff dwellers was a must for me . I just love places with a history like this.
Some History on these very creative people…. The Anasazi also known as ancient ones lived here 1100 AD to 1300 A.D. They were very skillful in building their homes. Let’s take a look…
There were carvings in stone…
Inside one of the houses,this one housed 9 people…
This oven would be so fun to try out!!
The watch tower…
Their bread flour plant….
And this is amazingly made with horse hair to add a unique design to their pieces… truly made by Indians.
There was a lovely museum,but I was so busy looking at the tomahawks,arrows ,dream makers,and beadwork I forgot to take pictures! The museum was in the Pueblo dwellings ,they lived there after the ancient ones left, they added more buildings but were somewhat different.
Now on to Pikes Peak which has an elevation of 14,115 feet.
The road was very twisted or switched back with a lot of steep ups or down on the way back down,and trust me when I say you don’t want to be on your phone or inattentive while driving for if you went over the edge you would be no more!
It was so cold ,windy but beautifully rugged!
At the top looking over the valley… there was more snow coming so the road was closed shorty after we went down.
On break time… I did a pastel drawing…. my paper was regular tablet paper ,so I had a little harder time getting the pastels to stick to the paper.
Next post Castlewood Canyon state park…..