from there we decided to drive around a little and found ourselves back in manitou springs. this picture is particularly sucky because i took it from inside the car and through a super dirty windshield. oh well.
after finding a parking spot we leashed the dogs up and took them out to walk through the little town. manitou springs is known for their mineral water and great location close to pike's peak.
the dogs were happy to be out and about.
we decided to climb up these stairs to see what there was at the top, but found that it was just an access alley with homes and apartment houses.
i always love to read up on the history of places that we go, and find it pretty amazing to learn how old things are, imagining all of the world events that have happened during its lifetime. like, this hotel opened in the late 1800s! so cool.
back at the hotel, teddy found a new hiding place under the entertainment center. he was pretty pooped from the day, and this was the only place he could find that cocoa inexplicably wouldn't chase him to start a fight. ha!
it was our last night in colorado springs before moving on to the next spot, so i'm glad he got a good night's sleep.