Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Under Ground Silverton

Old Hundred Gold Mine












The ceilings were lined
with chain link
in some areas.




That will hold the mountain
up I'm sure.






Our guide demonstrated
drilling techniques.
Very Loud!!!



Dynamite







Some tunnels were flooded
too much to enter.




Necessary mine equipment:
Ore scooper
&
Pot for pooper






Jim and I,
with (Digger) the guide.


Monday, September 14, 2009

Tiny Colorado Towns


TRAINS












Narrow gauge railways
with open passenger cars
take tourists
from
Durango to Silverton












We chose to drive the route.






The mountain pass was amazing!












We were eating lunch in
Silverton as the train pulled in.

Old Town New Mexico

Jim and I stopped in Albuquerque to explore.

We had a wonderful lunch here.


There are so many shops.



The architecture is simple....



...yet interesting.



Followed the Route 66 for a while.



Colorful

Fantastic

Scenery

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Famous Cadillac Ranch


Near Amarillo Texas






The cars were THICK with years of paint







Making our mark




What an Interesting Adventure!

Antelope Island with Cousins


My California Cousin and
her kids are in town
for Adventures.



We got up supper early
and made it to Antelope
Island before sunrise.








The morning had a breeze,
making the
hot air balloons
hard to control.








Cousin V got to pull the
control valve on
the gas burner.








Sky divers were entertaining.






Cousin E loved exploring
the old time ranch.







We found a Geo-cache.






The festival included kite
demonstrations and games.








The day was long, but rewarding!