From the Editor’s Desk: Glad it’s summer


By Anthony Welch

My favorite season is upon us – summer time.

The warmer temperatures and bountiful sunshine lifts my spirits. The smell of trees blossoming calms me and I love getting my son outdoors to golf, swim, play basketball, go to a park … you name it.

We’re blessed to live in the Pikes Peak region, where there’s always something to do, often times for little or no cost.

My family, just a few days ago, took advantage of the North Pole’s Halfway to Christmas half-price special. Not too long ago, while doing some Life After 50 business up in Woodland Park, my son and I discovered the glory that is the Donut Mill. A few summers ago, my family camped at Rampart Reservoir for the first time.

There are so many great things to get you out and about in our area, and most are less than a 45-minute drive away. Included in that is the Pikes Peak Trolley Museum (see page 4). In all the years I’ve lived in the area, I have seen the signs but never actually ventured to the museum until last month.

It’s well worth the visit. History echoes through the place. Whether it’s checking out the vintage memorabilia in the museum, or stepping onto the classic street cars in the restoration shop, or even getting to take a little ride on one – the Pikes Peak Trolley Museum is entertaining for all ages. My son thoroughly enjoyed the trip. It’s perfect to take your kids and grandkids to. And at the right price: $5 adults, $4 seniors and active military and $3 for kids ages 3-11.


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