Bishop’s Castle is not to be missed. We have been at the Air Force Academy since last Sunday. It is a special place. Our campsite is in a mature Ponderosa Forest. Several lakes are waiting to be fished and we have all the convenience of Colorado Springs, just down the highway.
Last week we camped at “wet mountains” just to the southwest of Pueblo at a campsite at Isabel Lake. We were getting close to the snow line at 8600ft. A little cool at night but very pretty. Deer were behind the RV every morning during the week, but disappeared for the weekend, because of the number of campers doubled for the weekend. The one downside of this location was zero cell service.
The most amazing thing, besides nature, here is Jim Bishop’s Castle.
Jim Bishop purchased the land when he was 15 years old and started building his castle just up the mountain from Lake Isabel in 1969. Each summer since then, the castle got bigger and bigger. It is hard to describe and believe — especially since he lets visitors wander all over the build, including the chicken walk between the towers.
We knew that we would see our friends Mike and Stephanie when we got to the Air Force Academy. What we didn’t know is that by chance, we would be next door. We first met them in Las Vegas, then saw them again in Tucson and our paths cross again in Colorado Springs. And this same thing has happened to us multiple times during our travels. It is one of the reasons I send out these messages.
Here is a link to the google map for the area.
Link to our 2019 Route.
Link to our route Colorado to Minot North Dakota
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