One of the things we always do when in this area is meet up with friends Bob and Lea Ann (Highlands Ranch Foodie) who we met through the Blogosphere. As it turned out we picked the same three days to visit that they planned to be away to celebrate Chef Lea Ann’s recent graduation from the Cook Street School Of Culinary Arts in Denver.
Since they were driving through Colorado Springs on their way to Taos, NM, we were able to squeeze in some time for an early breakfast at a convenient La Casita Mexican Grill location. This is a fast food Mexican restaurant with three locations in the Springs and a pretty good burrito with green chili. We had a nice visit and as always it was great to see them – so far my efforts to convince them to come east to visit with us have been unsuccessful.
After breakfast, we drove the short distance to Old Colorado City which is a national historic district within Colorado Springs and pretty much of a tourist area with a shopping district featuring dozens of independently owned art galleries, boutiques, restaurants and special attractions. We just checked out what was there and made a stop at a French bakery, La Baguette.
After our quick visit to Old Colorado City, we went back to the campground to pick up our travel mates, Pat & Steve, to take them to the depot for the Pikes Peak Cog Railroad.
We then headed back to Old Colorado City where the ladies shopped and, being in need of a new wallet, I checked out a local shop and found two that I liked. They have been in business for 42 years and make their wallets form 100% leather and no cloth, which is what failed on my current wallet.
We then headed back to the cog railroad for the trains return and got these two shots of Pat & Steve - notice the other passengers also waving.
We were all hungry and decided to stop at Savelli’s Pizza for some highly rated pies. Since we, all wanted leftovers, Pat & Steve ordered a 14’ and we ordered an 18” which provided this supper and two breakfasts. We also shared an order of delicious Mozzarella Cheese Sticks.
We had the Savelli's Special Pizza - Pepperoni, mushrooms, green peppers, onions, Italian sausage, and a mozzarella/muenster cheese blend and pat & Steve had one with half All Meat Pizza - Pepperoni, Italian sausage, ground beef, bacon, ham, and a mozzarella/muenster cheese blend and half Veggie Lover Pizza - Mushrooms, green peppers, onions, tomatoes, black and green olives, and a mozzarella/muenster cheese blend. This is a shot of Savelli’s Special from the web.
We all thought they were very good and Steve commented “I never thought I’d say this, but it has almost too much meat.” If you are in the area, I recommend you give them a try.
After a drive around the Broadmoor grounds, where many deer were trimming their shrubs , it was back to the campground to say our goodbye’s as Pat & Steve were headed home early the next morning. This is the first time we have actually traveled with others and It was such a good time having them join us and Pat said it was one of her best vacations.
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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by Almost Heaven South.
9/25/17 Event Date
9/25/17 Event Date