Roger and I are into the second week at one of our very favorite places, The United States Air Force Academy. Fall is truly in the air in this part of Colorado and our day trip with friends, Pam and Butch, to Cripple Creek did not disappoint. Please indulge me while I show lots of pictures of golden Aspens that we saw along the way.
Our first glimpse of the Aspens from the highway.
Our RVing buddies, Pam and Butch.
My favorite time of year with my favorite person!
The former gold mining town of Cripple Creek filled with people "leaf peeping."
This week has been filled with lots of cycling! Riding in the mountains at 7200 feet presents it's challenges, but my heart and lungs are getting use to it. The scenery is incredible with lots of wildlife (wild turkeys and other birds) along the way.
|USAFA in the background.|
|At last, a flat part of road.|
On Friday we took our friends Bonnie and Roger to USAFA's recreation area. Farish is located about an hour's drive from the Academy. We encountered even cooler temps at Farish, with vestiges of a recent hail storm on the ground. With golden aspens along the way, we enjoyed a great hike.
What a great week to experience Fall in Colorado. On Saturday, we watched USAFA defeat Colorado State. The pics below are from that football game.
A static display of gliders before the game. I posed with a future Air Force pilot.
The Cadet Wing marched onto the field.
The Cadet Wing runs to their seating area for the start of the game.
Cadets and grads entertained the crowd with parachute jumps.
Perfect landing on the 50 yard line.
The Stars and Stripes makes a fantastic entrance.
The Falcons take the field.
A four ship formation of A-10s. Roger led a four ship flight of A-10s over a game in the mid 80's.
The Falcons are about to score their first goal.
Half time entertainment includes a falcon (the mascot) flight around the stadium. You can see the falcon in the middle of the picture.
Our time at the Academy is going quickly. We look forward to our last week at USAFA with the Navy game scheduled for next Saturday. Thank you for taking the time to read our blog.