It wasn't a bad drive anywhere we have gone either.
Welcome to Silverton, CO!
We decided to take a mining tour!
Everyone got to try to pan for gold while we waited for our tour. The water was freezing and the kids found a few pieces of copper and silver. (I think they put things in there for kids to find)
Then it was picture time! Imagine that!
Even Brandon and I got another picture!
(It's a good thing I brought my tripod this trip or you might not see me in pictures!)
Then it was time to go on the tour!
What a fun bunch of people! Memories were made right here!
(Don't be surprised if one of these pictures is your Christmas card this year!)
We went 1500' back in the mine and our tour guide was awesome!
(If you know Bob Wagner, Shelly DeVore's dad, he reminded me of him... funny and could tell stories!) He was a miner in this mine many moons ago.
If you ever go to Silverton, CO make sure you stop by this mine tour!
Momma and her babies!
This cute little guy came to see if we had a good time!
Y'all come back to see us!
Old Hundred Gold Mine Tour
721 County Road 4A
Silverton, CO 81433
How could I not get a picture of this guy...
He was totally saying "Hey blonde, take my picture!"
This ride caught our attention...
It's for a place called "Grumpy's"!
We ate at a place called Handlebars which was pretty cool!
The bar was covered with pictures of guys with mustaches
We went to an awesome little dessert shop that had funnel cakes and you could put any topping you wanted on it. We ordered one with cream cheese and raspberry filling... OMG! YUM!
Inside the shop they had a map of where people traveled from.
Seriously Columbia, MO.... no one?
Have no fear y'all... I got it!
I had to go the World's Highest Harley Davidson store to get my daddy some shirts!
Who knew.... a My Favorite Things in Silverton, CO!
(Just like Ashley Simpson's store in New Franklin, MO!)
(at least all the places we traveled to)
I thought this little guy was cute!
It was super windy up there and about 58 degrees!
Here's a link to the video that Oprah has of her tour on his ranch and the tepees.
We had dinner at a the Red Barn. There rolls are amazing! Prime rib was good too!
After dinner everyone was ready to relax and we called it an early evening. Brandon and I decided that since this was our last night there we wanted to take a ride and see what we could find.
We headed back to Ridgeway, CO to see if we could see some more critters. We head up an access road that lead up to an area people camped out. This was the same place we saw the bear last year so we thought we might get lucky and see him again.
We had a lot of fun and Brandon was such a good sport at taking the hundreds of pictures throughout the trip. I highly recommend if you go on vacation take a tripod for your camera. It's a great way to capture great pictures with you in them!
We got to ride through some great country and made it to the Uncompahgre National Forest and saw one little mule deer on our adventure. We road all the way to the very back of this road and there was several campers and hikers. We really were hoping that we would have seen some more wildlife (and if you talk to Brandon he wanted to see a Mountain Lion and a Bear). It was 10:00 PM when we finally called it an evening. (It was getting too dark to take pictures)