After breakfast we drove over to the Garden of the Gods. What a beautiful park and the scenery was spectacular. Being Sunday morning and the fact that it was going to pour down rain in a couple of hours everybody and their brother was there sightseeing just like us while the sun was still shinning. The traffic was just too much and we didn't get out and walk most of the trails because we were trying to see everything we could before the rain set in. We made it through, but would love to be able to visit one day and spend more time walking the trails there.
After Garden of the Gods we drove to Manitou Springs to visit the Miramont Castle Museum. At least if it rained we would be inside.
The Castle was built in 1895 as a personal residence for Fr Jean Baptiste Francolon and his mother. When he returned to France the Sisters of Mercy purchased it to be used as a sanitarium.
The castle has 30 rooms, 14,000 sq ft along with a small garden.
We had a very nice tour and there were lots in interesting artifacts to look at. We returned to the MH for a large, noisy thunderstorm and lots of rain.
We decided our last dinner would at Jack Quinn's Irish Pub downtown. The hostess sat us in this little segregated room/booth with stained glass windows. It was a little strange. David said he felt like he was in a confessional. We didn't see the rest of the restaurant which I'm sure was very nice. This was the view out our door.
Back to the CG. This is the view from our CG of Pike's Peak.
And the kitties saw more bunnies.
We will be leaving tomorrow to head towards home. Colorado Springs is a city we would definitely like to visit again.