Park Row Lodge
Etched indelibly into my heart and brain are memories of my first real family vacation. It was a road trip to Manitou Springs, Colorado. We arrived and checked into the most amazing place I had ever seen - the Avon Village Motel. It had a swimming pool! A swimming pool with a rubber lining about the size of a mid-size SUV, but a swimming pool none the less. Some 60 years later I went looking for the Avon Village Motel, but it was gone. There were, however, motels that reminded me of that glorious time of my young life. The Park Row is one of those.