I have mentioned here that one of my most favorite places on this planet of ours is Manitou Springs, Colorado. This is basically attached to Colorado Springs. It takes just over 3 hours to get there from Leoti. Manitou Springs is an artsy town that is so unlike most areas around us. Shopping is great there and includes everything from leather boots to gorgeous site blown glass objects. Everyone is welcome there including your pooches on leashes. You really do need to check it out some time. I really think that you'll also fall in love with it! By the way, if you like mineral waters, bring containers with you to take some home with you. Several springs with different tasting water flows most of the year. There is no cost for any drinks that you take. While you are at the sampling stations, read the information posted there about that spring. It is very informative.
An all-day wine festival which is a favorite festival in M.S., is scheduled for Saturday, June 4th, at Soda Springs Park. It begins at noon and lasts until 7:00 p.m. CST. Each adult ticket is $30.00 unless you are able to find the online $15.00 tickets. While you are there, you will find specialty foods and wine-related items that you can purchase. Twenty five different Colorado vintners will bring their wines with them that you can purchase. Purchase a case of your favorites while you are there. While you are at the festival, enjoy the live music. The views of the beautiful mountains around Maniitou and Colorado Springs cost you nothing.
By the way, I have the information that I can send to you on the $15.00 tickets. Send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send it to you right away.