Monday, January 5, 2015

AdAmAn Club

Hubby and I welcomed in the New Year sitting in his truck on a ridge looking at Pikes Peak, in below zero temperatures, nursing cups of hot chocolate. What were we doing there you ask? We were waiting for a very unique celebration of the New Year. Fireworks shot from the top of Pikes Peak.

In 1922, five 'Frozen Friends', deciding that the New Year's Eve celebrations in Colorado Springs were too normal and mundane,  trekked to the top of Pikes Peak and shot off fireworks to welcome in the new year.

These five friends decided to do this every year thereafter and formed The Pikes Peak AdAmAn Club. (said with a short a sound: Ad-A-mAn or Add-A-mAn) Only one new member is allowed to join each year.  I admire these men for their dedication to this tradition. Especially because they could drive to the top of Pikes Peak.


the dogs' mother said...

That's interesting and a lot of fun to watch I'm thinking!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Isn't that a wonderful tradition! Very cool.