oh, and let's not forget eating!
The dogs attended the rally, too.
They got to
meet bark at 3 Papillons,
2 Beagles, a Bassett cross
and a Cocker Spaniel.
We attended Octoberfest in Pueblo
and enjoyed upbeat German music,
beer and brats.
This is our group at the festival:
We drove into the mountains to visit Bishop's Castle.
The castle has been under construction for almost 45 years.
Almost all of the work has been completed by Jim Bishop, alone,
using timbers and stone from the National Forest that surrounds the castle.
Jim grew up working for his father doing ornamental iron work.
Much of the castle is adorned with this type of work.
Dreaming is showing that she is 'large and in charge'
sitting in a giant chair at the base of the castle.
The park had a wonderful trail system that
Tucker and Gypsy enjoyed.
This was the 'Conduit' trail that ran along
a decades-old conduit which used to carry Arkansas River water
to the steel mills near Pueblo.
The first picture offers a bird's-eye view of part of the trail.
We visited an air museum.
One of our group members is a docent there.
We enjoyed a private guided tour.
This is a MASH helicopter used in the Korean War.
We also visited Rosemount Museum, the Pueblo waterfront
and the Center for American Values.
We did a little drinking...
Here I am enjoying a 'dry' beer!
And we did a little eating...
Then it was time to say 'Good-bye' until our next rally with this group.