Many of you know by now that I love History. I also love a good story, and in a way history is just one story after another. I will try my best to be brief.
Colorado Springs, Colorado is the second largest city in the state of Colorado. It sits on the plains of what they call the eastern slope of the Rocky Mountains. To be exact, it sits right up against those mountains...and it is one of my favorite places to visit.
It was founded back in the late 1800's about the time that the narrow gauge railroad came to the state, ...and that is no coincidence...since
this man, General William Palmer founded Colorado Springs and was President of the Rio Grande Railroad.
Why am I telling you this bit of history???
Well, I became intrigued when last week three of my sisters traveled to Colorado Springs as guest of a friend from Ft. worth. They announced that their friend's summer home was the Palmer House?? What !!!my sisters were going to stay in that castle...and I wasn't invited.!!!
But.....after some research, which I enjoy doing, I discovered that it was not Glen Eyrie where they were celebrating in my absence...but this house:
It too has it's own beauty. That is the famous...and a bit smokey Pike's Peak viewed from the back of the house.
One of the first things Polly enjoyed doing was gathering flowers to fill a vase in her bedroom, from the extensive blooming gardens.
She also took a lot of pictures inside the house, but only sent me a few.
I especially liked this one. A picture of the original ...rather large ice box.
So, that is my story of my sisters and the Palmer House