It is a striking structure. This came as a surprise to me. This is the most visited man-made structure in Colorado.
A good overlook af Colorado Springs from the mountain on base.
Of course we went to the Visitors Center on base. This is the entrance of the Barry Goldwater AFA Visitors center. Very interesting inside.
I only took one shot inside, and that was of the Chapel Model.
And of course a picture of the small senator who was tall on actions. Some of you will remember when he ran for president. I remember someone came out with canned water in a gold can, called 'Gold Water'. 1964 I think, Lyndon Baines beat him in a landslide. West Point was born in 1802, Annapolis was born later in 1845. The USAF Academy graduated its first class in 1959. Of course we didn't have a USAF until about 1948, until then it was part of the Army. SO THIS ACADEMY IS RELATIVELY YOUNG.
I walked out of the RV and took some wild flower pictures.
If you are surrounded by sea you are an Island. If you don't have sea all round you, you are in continent.