Colorado Springs, Pikes Peak, and Garden of the Gods

Leaving the northern-most planned destination in Colorado, I headed south on Route 25, perhaps to reach New Mexico. However, the traffic was congested in the Denver area.┬áMy thoughts went back to my travels in 1962, when I circled and crisscrossed around America for 7 months and over 20,000 miles. Today, at age 80, I am…