In 2004 my husband and I flew to Denver, then drove 112 miles south to Pueblo, Colorado, where our youngest son's teaching job had taken him. I've already written about our wonderful Brown Palace experience, but I wanted to share a few more highlights from the trip.
Jeremy took a day off from work to take us on a little sight seeing tour of the beautiful state.
The picture below is entering Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs - a registered National Landmark.
The rock formations are incredible - a real balancing act!
Mom & Dad with Jeremy
We went to Glen Eyrie Castle [north of Garden of the Gods] - a 67-room English Tudor-style castle, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Inside the castle is a tea room where we had hoped to have Afternoon Tea. Upon arriving, however, signs were posted outside that the tea room was closed. Wild animals had been sited nearby [mountain lions if I remember correctly] and visitors were advised not to get out of their cars! Yikes!
My granddaughter, Tiffany, went to Colorado to visit her girlfriend in June 2011 and fortunately no wild animals interfered with her tea plans. She sent me a text saying she was inside Glen Eyrie Castle having Afternoon Tea. I had tea at the beautiful castle vicariously through her.
I'm happy Tiff enjoys tea-time.
Tea with friends makes wonderful memories!