Not a last resort

       Long-time Colorado Springs restaurateur Howard Smith (left) samples the barbecued food catered by his son James (Lilí Howard) McNeill for the grand opening of the newly named Garden of the Gods RV Resort April 24. Started more than 40 years ago as the Garden of the Gods Campground, the 13-acre site at Colorado Avenue and Columbia Road was bought last year by RVC Outdoor Destinations. Extensive renovations were recently completed.

Westside Pioneer photo