Bent's Old Fort is located about 4 miles Northeast of La Junta, CO along the scenic Arkansas River. The parking lot is about 1,000 feet from the fort. There are shuttles if you are unable to walk that far, but I suggest that you walk, if at all possible. This allows you to slow down and start imagining what it must have been like to be traveling the Santa Fe Trail by horse or wagon. Bent's Old Fort was built in 1833 out of adobe not as a military fort but a trading fort.
Fred and Teddy in front of Mission Concepcion Fred and I decided to take a vacation to San Antonio. We stayed on the Riverwalk in downtown, because why wouldn't you? It is so charming with many restaurants and bars to satisfy any foodies appetite; not to mention the foliage and river are gorgeous! Across the street from the west side of the Riverwalk is a very old church, San Fernando Cathedral (1730). You know me, I love old churches and had to go in. To my great surpris