Fun in Colorado Springs
Well look at that, we’re almost to the end of June and with the Fourth of July fast approaching it will soon be time for hot dogs and fireworks. Time keeps flying by and June was a full month. The Salvage Co. did a lot shopping for new inventory, had a couple of shows, did some site seeing and even managed to squeeze a Rick Springfield concert in.
This week we headed northeast from mission control in Phoenix, Arizona to the cooler weather of Colorado Springs. Forty to fifty degrees cooler to be exact. It felt great to get out of the heat for the big three day Vintage Market Days event at the Norris Penrose Event Center. The show started on Friday morning and when we pulled up we couldn’t believe the line of people that formed around the arena waiting to get in.
This line was huge and they were excited and ready to shop for all things vintage. The show had a mix of great vendors from Texas, Colorado, Nevada, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico and more. We had a chance to visit with many of them, see some returning customers and get lots of new customers familiar with our inventory and unique style. All in all, it was a great show and we’re excited to come back November 22nd through the 24th for the holiday show. Plus, in addition to the next Vintage Market Days show, we’ll be back to the area for Pikes Peak Junk Fest on August 2nd and 3rd. So if you’re in the area and looking for some of the best authentic vintage from around the globe, come see us.
Along with all the long hours of setup, showtime and tear down I still had to take in some of the sites Colorado Springs has to offer. With my camera in hand, the first evening I set off for the Garden of the Gods. Wow! This place was amazing. Since I’m from Arizona, it reminded me of Sedona. Red rocks and stunning views in every direction. Garden of the Gods is a registered National Natural Landmark with majestic sandstone rock formations all against the stunning snow-capped Pikes Peak. As one of the most visited attractions in Colorado Springs, the park has a Visitor and Nature Center where you can participate in interactive exhibits, enjoy a theater experience every 20 minutes detailing how the rocks got there and even a tasty cafe to sit, eat and enjoy the view.
The next day I was able to hike the trails of Red Rock Canyon Open Space. The city park is 1,474 acres and is adjacent to Manitou Springs. It is a great place to hike, jog, bike or just take in the beautiful views high above Colorado Springs. The best part of my hike was the abundance of deer is came across. They were all around me. At one point I came face to face with three deer playing along the trail. I was no further than 15 feet from them. It was incredible. I stayed just past sunset and was able to get some great shots. It was a terrific way to end the weekend.
Next up on the tour is Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market in San Diego, California. We’ll be there on July 13th and 14th at Liberty Station. We’re bringing some incredible vintage to Southern California. Make sure to stop in and check us out. We can help you create a beautiful style all your own combining vintage from different parts of the world. If your not able to get to the San Diego show, check out our upcoming show dates to find a show near you.