I forgot to share the latest Cheyenne Mountain State Park delay.
The park, which was purchased in 2000, and was slated to open in 2003, then 2004, then 2005. Well, you get the idea. In 2006, the park held a grand opening with a ribbon cutting and all kinds of top brass. But the park didn't really open then. It stayed on a weekends-only schedule and the visitor's center stayed closed while workers finished putting in roads and other infrastructure.
Anyway... a two weeks ago I got this email from State Parks:
Cheyenne Mountain State Park celebrates Visitor Center opening
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.—Cheyenne Mountain State Park will be hosting a Visitor Center Open House on Sunday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Open House will celebrate the opening day of the Visitor Center and gift shop and will be a preemptive kick off to Aug. 13, when Cheyenne Mountain State Park will have new hours and be open on a daily basis.
The open house will include door prizes, giveaways, special discounts, park information, guided hikes, refreshments and free soft drinks for the first 200 visitors provided by Coca Cola and fun activities for the entire family.
I thought to myself: great, finally.
Then, a minute later, I got this message:
Parksnews would like to recall the message, "News Release: Cheyenne Mountain State Park celebrates Visitor Center opening".
I should have known.