On Friday of this week, we drove my daughter and two little granddaughters to Denver to catch their flight back to North Carolina. Gosh we are going to miss them.
Instead of the usual way back to the mountains, Tom and I drove down to Colorado Springs.
There was a very special place that I have always wanted to spend the night.
Glen Eyrie Castle was the home of General Wm Palmer and his family. He was a decorated General of the American Civil war and an executive of the railroad, founder of Colorado Springs and a philanthropist.
He bought a huge amount of land and built a castle for his new bride which he called Queen.
Queen and Palmer had three beautiful daughters and were generous with the community that he had founded. I love history but won’t bore you with all of the details, except to say Queen had heart trouble and couldn’t cope with the high altitude in Colorado Springs . She died young and Palmer remained in the castle with his three daughters even though he became paralyzed in a riding accident.
I of course was busy snooping around inside.
The place was simply beautiful..