Monday, August 16, 2010

Back from the Rockies

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.


Sadami said...

Dear Sherry,
Wow, sooo beautiful landscape and a wonderful train. I wish I could make it into watercolor!! Enjoy your life fully.
Cheers, wink,wink, Sadami

Bonnielynn said...

Looks like it was a fabulous trip.

Bonnielynn said...

Ah, yes, its been a long HOT summer here in SE WI. (Kenosha area). As much as I hate to see summer end, I am looking forward to the cooler days of autumn.