We just returned from a week in Colorado - six days of cool, dry weather. What a relief from the muggy and sticky days and nights we've been experiencing here in southern Wisconsin. We stayed a few days with friends who rent a house in Breckenridge, then we explored a little in Leadville and Georgetown. We discovered Georgetown last year, when we pulled off the highway for fuel and food. This year I wanted to ride the train they have there. Georgetown Loop
Their local historical society runs several trains a day in a loop to nearby Silver Plume and back. This particular day was spectacular, dry, and clear. We enjoyed both the scenery and the narration provided by the crew.
Tourists who ride can also book a tour of an old silver mine, which we did not do. The brakeman who hopped back on after we pulled aside to let another train chug up the grade, chatted with the kids who were obviously having a blast.
Today, after finishing another load of laundry, I headed down to the local consignment shop, and found a new stack of vintage post cards, including this one of the original bridge and train at Georgetown. The old bridge was tom down ages ago, replaced with a sturdier version. But I was excited to find the card less than a week after I rode a train in the same location.