— it seems pretty cool to get some love from enRoute
, the Air Canada publication.
The May 29 issue's quick trip section
listed five ways to "strike gold" in the Springs, including trips to Ivywild School
and Summit at the Broadmoor
, climbing in Garden of the Gods
, a stay at the Mining Exchange
and for the culture part, a visit to Range Gallery
in Old Colorado City.
"A real camera fanatic — she owns 50 of them — Kathleen McFadden
captures the landscapes of the American West with sensitivity and humour. On the charcoal-grey walls of her gallery in über-Western Old Colorado City, she exhibits oversize images of broken-down trailers, livestock corrals, solitary motels and more local iconography."
A sidebar discusses some of the mineral springs in Manitou (though it reads like those are in Colorado Springs as well); and did you know, you can "pamper" your muscles and kidneys with the iron- and potassium-rich waters of Iron Springs Geyser?
And not a weed/conservative yahoo/evangelical hotbed reference in sight.
I don't fly nearly enough to know what this means exactly, but as a sometimes-traveler — who needs all the distraction she can get, and that includes a spin through