Great place to visit to see how forts played a role in Manifest Destiny. Bent’s fort was started by 2 brothers along the Santa Fe Trail. The fort became a stopping place for pioneers on the trail and was a successful trading adventure. Mexican laborers came from Taos and Santa Fe to build the fort for the Bents. There is a great short film that talks about the history of this wonderful fort.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
The sun was shinning so Gary and I drove the 52 miles to the north rim of the Gunnison. Sure was a pretty drive. We enjoyed the day and the beautiful scenery.
Thursday, August 05, 2010
Gary and I are in Gunnison, Colorado staying at a Western Horizons Campground, Blue Mesa. We were here our first year out and went to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, however, it was raining when we got there so we did not get to take very many of the walks to see all the park has to offer. This time, it was a very sunny day and we were able to walk out to the various points and see the canyon. On the way to the park, we stopped to see the Dillon pinnacles, just a spot on the side of the road. Very enjoyable day.