Friday, June 18, 2010

Silver City

A couple of weeks ago we loaded up the van and headed for them thar hills in search of the ghost town called Silver City. Steve has always wanted to go out to this very secluded ghost town. This place is way up a dirt road that's not always wide enough for two cars to pass at the same time. This was quite an exciting drive. Some very beautiful scenery along the way and some scary spots when you are driving where you can't see where the road is going when you get to the top of the hill. I am glad Steve was driving!!! This place is up about 6000 ft.

There is a little shop and a hotel with a restaurant even and a campground too. There is some restoration going in this little town that you can't get to until the the snow clears out and the roads clear. The only public restroom in town is an outhouse. There are outhouses around town with the sign that says "Show by appointment only" or in other words "you can't use this outhouse it's private!"

We had fun walking all over town and taking pictures. Steve had his camera, I had mine, and Jonny was using one of Steve's old cameras too. We had a few hundred shots to go through so the slideshow is long...takes longer to watch the slideshow than it does to walk through this little piece of history called Silver City. There was a dog at the hotel that greeted us when we arrived. A little bit later we were up at the cemetary taking pictures for a project and the same dog that greeted us earlier came to see what we were up to. He is the town mascot I suppose.

The town church sits on the hillside. The kids started up that hillside to go see the church and grabbed onto the "iron rod" to help themselves up the hillside path. "Hey Mom! The iron rod!"

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