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Colorado – Comfortable suite hotel in Colorado Springs

Embassy Suites Colorado Springs Atrium

During our visit to Colorado Springs, we stayed at the Embassy Suites, which is one of our favorite hotel chains. We’ve stayed at several Embassy Suites hotels in the past(including one in Washington, D.C.), so my kids knew what to expect. Our room was a typical double-queen suite with a spacious sitting area. We love having room to spread out.

This room also has a desk and small kitchenette with a microwave and small refrigerator.

The bedroom has two queen-size beds with lots of pillows.

The bedroom also has an armoire and lots of floor space.

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Colorado – Great Sand Dunes National Park

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Many of my friends who have seen my pictures of Great Sand Dunes National Park have the same reaction: “Really?! That’s in Colorado?! Where?”

It’s in south central Colorado. We stopped at Great Sand Dunes for a few hours on our way from Colorado Springs to Mesa Verde National Park. Combined with several hours of driving on both ends, that adds up to a full day. Before you head to the park, plan to stop at the Great Sand Dunes Oasis or in the town of Alamosa where you can rent a sand sled and a sandboard from Kristi […]

Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico – Four Corners Monument

Standing in four states at once

There is only one place in the United States where you can stand in four states at once: the Four Corners Monument. This is where Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico all meet.

When we were planning our trip to the Southwest (Trip #5 in my e-book, How to Visit All 50 States in 12 Trips), one of my daughters was adamant that Four Corners must be on the itinerary. A couple of people discouraged me from visiting, saying there wasn’t much to it. We really wanted to go, and didn’t expect it to be an all-day type of […]