Saturday, September 26, 2015

Colorado Springs - Day 2

Our next stop was at the Colorado Spring Pioneers Museum.  It is in the old El Paso County Courthouse which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  They have preserved one of the old courtrooms, which those that know me, I was interested in.  It was really neat.  The museum is full of lot history from the early Indians in the area to western exploration and early settlers to the recent Waldo Canyon Fire where a lot of the area was destroyed. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They have even taken Helen Hunt’s house and moved into the museum and staged it as it was when she lived there.  It was truly a unique place to visit. 

 

 

 

 

 

The walk through the museum is worth the cost as it is by donation only and is very interesting.  If you are in the area go walk through this old courthouse/museum.

From the museum we went to the Air Force Academy.  This was one of those places I really wanted to take the time to see.  It  is in a beautiful setting and has a lot of great history.  The visitor center takes you through the years of a cadet and show activities of the academy.

Then there was the dorms and all the cadets

Lets not forget the chapel – talk about a unique and beautiful place

 

 

 

 

 

The inside was as unique and the pipe organ was amazing

 

Each belief had their own chapel so they made sure all faiths were covered.

It was a neat visit and I am glad we took the time to see it.