This was my latest travel to a place I always wanted to check out, because this place is so much like my country full of mountains and the roads they all reminds me of my country Nepal. I never thought we would take our first long drive with my 7 months old baby from Chicago to Omaha then to Colorado. We planned to take a road trip from Chicago to Omaha but then made another unplanned visit to Colorado, from there. It was nearly 8 hours from Omaha but we took a divert on the way before we reached Colorado.
On the way we made a stop to check out the beautiful Pioneer Village which says “The Story of America and how it Grew”. This place is one of the largest private collection of American anywhere. We could experience how the American grew ahead of all the countries in the world. By paying an entry fee of $14.25 per person, we can spend the whole day checking 26 buildings in the area. With lots of antique cars, machines, many other household and day-to-day requirements are placed to be checked for the visitors.
After having lunch in one of the nearby restaurants we headed towards Colorado and resting in many of the rest areas on the way. As we approached Colorado state we could see many mountains welcoming us and few had white carpet of snow over it. The view was quite soothing after such a long drive. The weather was pleasant so next day we took our tour towards Royal Gorge. First we headed to Royal Gorge Route Railroad. The ticket price is $44 per person for 2 hour round trip ride. The guide provides the glance of history of the gorge and the mesmerizing view makes the ride more spectacular.
After the ride we had the quench to view one of the worlds highest suspension bridge at “Royal Gorge Bridge & Park“. We can see the miles and miles of natural beauty of Colorado. One can enjoy $2 discount if you buy tickets online or else buy the ticket at the visitor center for $26 per person. It includes Aerial Gondolas, Children Playland, Plaza Theater and Historical Expo and Royal Gorge Bridge. By paying some extra money we can also try Cloudscraper Zip Line and Royal Rush Skycoaster.
As we approach the bridge, we could see people taking pictures in front of their state flags and the view from the bridge cannot be expressed, it can only be felt when you are at the bridge. The cold breeze and the warmth from the sun makes the walk more memorable.