I’ve mentioned how absolutely remote our cabin was, right? Well, there was one town that was only about 6-7 miles away. It’s a mere shadow of the thriving metropolis it was back in the early 1900s, but its run-down charm, isolation and population that I could just about count on one hand made it a great place to visit. It’s Victor, Colorado, and while it’s barely even on the map anymore, I hope that you’ll visit it if you ever get the chance. It’s history is very interesting and the people that live there are wonderfully friendly and proud of their little town.
We stopped in first at their visitor information/old jail and the girls threw on some jailbird outfits and put on their best pouts.
Then we drove up to American Eagles Overlook which stands at 10, 570 ft above sea level and overlooks that active gold mine I mentioned in my previous post.
Up top, there is still some of the old mining equipment and what’s left of the old blacksmith shop.
West of us, the clouds were putting on a spectacular show. Absolutely gorgeous!
As we headed back down to Victor, we encountered one of the enormous mining trucks. Look at how tiny the driver’s face looks in that monster!
There are lots of still-standing, turn-of-the-century buildings that are really interesting.
When we got back to town, we stopped in at the museum so the kiddos could do some gold panning. At $2/kid and basically unlimited panning, this was cheap and wonderful entertainment for them. They didn’t even want to stop for lunch!
Papa and Elliott teamed up.
Grammy and Mazzy were at the opposite end.
And Daddy and Alex found some treasure together.
After we grabbed some delicious burgers and absolutely to-die-for homemade pie and cinnamon rolls in the local cafe, we headed back to the cabin for naps and walks. Elliott made friends with this little guy and toted him around for awhile.
The kids all loved the tiny pine cones.
And Elliott, of course, picked us some more flowers.
We spent some time on the deck and Daddy helped Alex out with a game on his iPod.
This little bunny would visit down by the lower deck of the cabin almost every morning and evening. This particular evening, I was able to slowly inch closer to him and snap this shot of him. Precious little dude, huh?
To Be Continued….Again…But…just one more. I promise. 😉