a train ride up Pikes Peak

Barry’s mom came and stayed from July 4th until the 30th and we packed a lot into that month.  One day she treated us to a ride on the Pikes Peak cog railroad.

we're going up, they're coming down

I spent most of the trip snuggling one feverish little person or another so I handed the camera to Brenna (I think Barry took a photo or 2 too).  Hunter and Eva slept most of the train ride, partly because they didn’t feel well, but also because of the elevation, I think.

train ride up pikes peak

feverish baby

they call this inspiration point

This place above is called Inspiration Point.

from the top you can see for miles and miles

It was a fitting trip for that month of patriotism because it was up on top of that mountain that Katharine Lee Bates penned the lyrics to America the Beautiful.  On a clear day you can see 5 states– Kansas, Wyoming, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and of course Colorado.


some of us

the train up top

the train

pretend you're having fun, guys!




big horn sheep way up there


One thought on “a train ride up Pikes Peak

  1. This is amazing, and seemed like a very fun trip. I hope to be able to see this in person one day. Your photos are breathtaking. Thanks for sharing.

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