Glen Eyrie, a genuine American castle (if there is such a thing) built in 1871 by General William Jackson Palmer, the founder of Colorado Springs. Conveniently located next door to GoG, Glen Eyrie is Tudor gem, boasting 67 rooms and 24 fireplaces. It is also - we couldn't help but notice - THE perfect place for a haunting.
|Our redonkulously huge room, The Castle Suite.|
|Exhibit A: "Petrified Bacon"|
|Bighorn Sheep at Glen Eyrie: Are they cool or what?|
|Pottery store in Old Colorado City|
|Hiding you from what?|
|Bighorn Sheep were all over the grounds at Glen Eyrie.|
Jack Quinn's Irish Pub, which provided an ideal outdoor spot for people watching, a super friendly waitress who sounded exactly like Paula Poundstone, yummy fish & chips, and one of the best bands I've heard in a long time - Big Paddy. It's just two guys that play there every Saturday night but the place was rollicking. There were even big, hairy dudes in kilts doing traditional Scottish jigs. FUN. Of course, the Jameson on the rocks helped too.
|Note the hairy meatballs in the pock marks - hidden by God, of course.|
Guess there's room for Goddesses there too. Who knew?
See more photos from my trip here.