Lake Pueblo State Park
Our front yard view.
The marina had quite a few boats in it.
Little farms and some fall color still here.
There were many colors in the rocks.
Some naked Aspen.
Loved this old homestead.
We took a final curve up the mountain and there it was, Bishop Castle. In 1959 at 15 years of age, Young Jim Bishop paid four hundred and fifty dollars for a two and a half acre parcel of land. In 1972 he began work on the castle. What's most unbelievable is that he has built this stone by stone, by himself! And it's still being worked on today.
The view looking down after climbing up one of the turrets.
Need a hand?
The Dragon's head.
There is a hot air balloon in the head that produces fire from the mouth.
Ya, no, I didn't climb up this one either.
The owners, Jim & Pheobe.
Mr. Bishop also was interested in body building. I'm sure carrying all those rocks around helped.
The entrance, complete with drawbridge.
We watched them for a while and then they headed up the embankment into the woods. What a treat!
The sun was going down quickly and soon the landscape turned to silhouettes.
Next we continue driving south on I25 to Rt. 64, cutting across the NE corner of New Mexico to get to our final High Point in the extreme NW corner in the panhandle of Oklahoma.