We spent the morning at Bents Old Fort near La Junta here in Colorado this morning. An old adobe fort from the 1800’s – reconstructed of course! But they were able to duplicate very closely as one of the builders of the fort left documentation on measurements and drawings. Pretty neat. The weather was too – only about 72 degrees! So sweet.
Some pretty sunflowers along the path leading to the fort
Some squash/gourds? plants on the side also
A little about the fort from the pamphlet
Part of the inside courtyard
This is an unusual cabinet that was inside one of the rooms
This fort was used during the period of time that Buffalo was used a lot – they would press the hides tight and put them in “bales” to ship down the river
One of the many fireplaces – almost every room in the fort has a fireplace and there were many rooms –more than it looked like it would have.
I think I took close to 75 photos of the fort so I think I will do this sightseeing trip in two post!!
More tomorrow I will schedule it to post as we leave sometime in the morning for our next destination – Colorado Springs.