Today there was a high school band playing out front of the visitor center, which was nice. The land that the Garden of the Gods occupies was donated, to the city, by the Perkins family in 1909. Two of the provisions of the gift were that no buildings be built on the land, unless absolutely necessary and that it always be free for everyone to enjoy. How often can we say that an attraction is "free".....not too many come to mind.We picked up a map of the park and headed out. The entrance is directly across from the visitor center.
|Driving into Garden of the Gods|
While we were at the visitor center, we called one of the men that we became friends with at the retirement community, back in Winston Salem. He was career Air Force, had lived in Denver for twenty some years so we thought he'd get a kick out of having us call him from his old stomping grounds. He was thrilled to hear from us ! He told us we need to go to the Air Force Academy, which is on our "to do" list. Lots to see and do here so hoping we can squeeze everything in. We have a conference call tomorrow afternoon or evening with our new boss so might squeeze in something to do tomorrow morning and then get back here for the call. Not sure what that "one thing" will be but I know that NASCAR is not on the agenda. Unless they insert it between Daniel Boone or Happy Days, on our one channel we get here, the Kansas Speedway will have to get by without me. SIGH.... That's OK....too much to see to be a couch potato. One more day to play before we get back to work....
|See the Rock Climber...|
|Doesn't this look like some sci-fi city from a distance?|
|Gorgeous cliff house near the trading post|