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11 July 2012

No, the Garden of the Gods did not burn down

The Waldo Canyon fire is going to have long term repercussions for Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs, and I'm not just talking about lost homes and forests. Our economy depends heavily on tourism, and unfortunately the extensive news coverage of the fire has effectively extinguished our tourist season. I think the assumption is that Pikes Peak, the Garden of the Gods and the Air Force Academy have burned down, but let me reassure you that all of our beautiful landmarks have survived the fire unscathed (the above photo was taken in the Garden of the Gods last Friday, with the fire still burning no less). In fact, the only attraction that's been destroyed is the Flying W Ranch, a much beloved local institution that is mourned by one and all. But other than that, there is no reason at all to cancel your plans to visit our beautiful city, so please come on by!


Lois said...

That's good to see! The same thing happened here on the Florida Gulf coast during the BP oil spill. Fortunately our beaches survived quite nicely.

Jacqi Stevens said...

So sad to hear about the Flying W...but more than that, all those who have lost homes or businesses. That was a massive disruption for your city, so I hope lots of people rally to help by considering a trip to the Springs!

Randy said...

No worries, I was talking to a group of co-workers about going to a Rockies game soon and staying in CS.

Tamera said...

Come on down, Randy! :^)