CO Springs Trip Notes 3 - Manitou Springs

Colorado, in general, is so quaint that I want to smack every mother within its borders.

Everything is cheerful, clean and--dare I say-- selectively vigorous. I don't want to use any terms that might offend anyone, now. Especially the Colorado readers, because you're all so downright polite and non-offensive that I don't quite know what to do with myself here. This could be influenced by the fact that I came here just after returning from NYC, where its citizens are honestly pretty damn polite, as well, but we certainly can't deem them non-offensive. They don't give a hell in NYC. Colorado, yes.

That doesn't mean, however, that Coloradans are pussies. They are... vigorous... about politics. Straight up. And they can start some serious shit when they band together, which they frequently do. My goodness, I'm having a profanity attack! Let me compose myself, please...

This is Manitou Springs. So charming, I nearly exploded.

"I'm going to settle down here with a strapping, secure man and raise hippie children in a posh, Victorian house," I announced to my hosts as we cruised the coziest streets you've ever friggin' seen.

Instead, I shopped for skin care products at Salus Natural Body Care.

This is handmade lime soap. It's curing. Do not touch. Ready in a couple of weeks.

I am most excited to try this new Skin Perfecting Cleanser.

According to the company's site, it's "A perfect cleanser for achieving more perfect skin. Made with Activated Charcoal to absorb oils and natural Alpha-Hydroxy Acids that work to dissolve acne-causing bacteria, our cleanser works hard to maintain your healthy skin balance with face-firming DMAE and skin-soothing Organic Lavender & Chamomile."

We'll seeeeee.

Posted on February 27, 2011 and filed under Beauty, Travel.