By the time we reached Pueblo, Colorado, we'd been on the road long enough that we were ready to stay there for a second night, giving us a day to explore the area.
We awoke refreshed and enthused at the prospect of doing a little sightseeing. We replenished the ice in our cooler, picked up a couple of Subway sandwiches for a picnic lunch later, and headed for Lake Pueblo State Park.
|Cactus at Pueblo Dam|
|Prairie Dog at Lake Pueblo State Park|
|Old buildings in a lush green valley|
One of the most fun discoveries of the day was Bishop Castle. The castle has been built by one man, Jim Bishop, who reportedly bought the property and began construction when he was 15 years old, back in 1969.
|There is a Grand Ballroom|
|Stained Glass Windows|
|A 160-foot tower and a fire-breathing dragon on the castle's peak|
This castle is really amazing...just to think that one man could have accomplished that. We just happened to stumble upon it on our drive through the countryside, but it was one of the highlights of our trip.