Sunday, June 24, 2012

Mountain climbing and Ghost Towns

Now those of you who know me, know I'm not a high adventure kind of gal. Riding down hill on my bicycle without hitting the brakes is about as wild as I want to get. Even so, I am a good sport so I donned a helmet and went mountain climbing in an ATV with my man. Ulterior motive? Picture taking!
...uh yeah, not me in the picture and we will leave it at that.
Here are the pictures of the good stuff.
crystal clear mountain streams...

Well we bumped and bounced (wheee fun) over to a mining ghost town called St. Elmo. Now that was fun and interesting too. The town was built in the 1800's for mining. There are still a couple of buildings in good shape that have been turned into stores.  

 Now you have to admit I am a pretty good shopper when I can find quality merchandise like this in a ghost's a talent!

 It was a little creepy. There was stuff in the buildings as though the people just walked away...

...but this little guy was pretty friendly! Hey wait a minute...I am adventurous. 
I fed a wild animal with my bare hands!!
On to the next great beyond....