As tourist season fast approaches, we tag along with locals Jim Jackson, Birgitta DePree, Don Goede and Warren Epstein for a tasting and tales tour of the gurgling fonts that give Manitou Springs half its name.

Here in Part 2 you’ll learn which spring is most likely to make you angry and which spring is named after a long-forgtotten 8’6″ basketball coach. Enjoy!


The spirit of the spring infuses Don Goede with the courage to spit water upon an innocent bystander, Jim Jackson.

 

6 Responses to The Healing Waters of Manitou Springs: An Adventure in Taste

  1. Gina Dellinger says:

    Fantastic story! All of you have way too much fun! Thanks for highlighting another unique feature of Manitou Springs.

  2. AnnaLucia says:

    Love this!!! Now I’m going to go check out the various springs again with my wine glass in hand. (Always did it w/ the “hand cup” before.) Plus…love Jim and Birgitta and their sense of joyful adventure!

  3. Pat says:

    What a great cast of characters.Loved the humor!I’d love to see a third video on the rest of the springs.

  4. Linda says:

    Great commentary on the Springs of Manitou! Thanks for bringing us these delightful people and programs.

  5. jennifer says:

    Local writer Ethan Engel recently wrote about the waters in Manitou Springs: http://marmapoints.org/features/196-can-manitou-water-cure-what-ails-you

  6. Mary says:

    Partaken. :)
    Spring drinking is a great way to play as you shop & eat your way down the boulevard.
    And if you forgot your cup, I’m sure there are several places to pick up a souvenir cup, or a pretty one from the Artists Co-op. Better than a towel.

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