This past week, we spent our vacation in Lake City, Colorado. It is a quaint little silver mining town -- turned touristy town. The caravan consisted of 2 grandparents, 3 siblings, 1 spouse, 1 fiance and 3 kids all packed in 2 minivans.
|The caravan begins!|
One of the days we were there, we sold our jewelry at craft festival. We had a great day meeting so many wonderful people. It was fabulous having family around to help with Miss M, bring us lunch and chating off and on during the day.
|Our view to the east|
|Our view, to the west, from our canopy|
|Our booth, with Rene resting in the shade|
And of course, we had to spend a day out on the trails exploring abandoned cabins and ghost towns!!
|The fun begins!!|
|Colorado wild flowers|
|Rene and Jeep near Engineer Pass, Colorado|
|This is us! Animas Forks, near Silverton, Colorado|
Why Lake City? Well, let me tell you: my great-grandfather and mother moved to Lake City when he got a job as a supervisor at one of the silver mines outside of town. He died in 1920, leaving my great-grandmother behind with several kids. She stayed to raise her family there. My grandfather left Lake City to go to college and ended up moving to Utah for his job. He always went back to his beloved Lake City. He was also a part time prospector with his brother-in-law, especially after retirement. They always were trying to find that mystic mother lode. I feel bad that my silver-smithing husband never met my silver-mining grandfather. They would have had hours and hours of discussions and fun in the workshop.
|Great-grandparents home in Lake City, Colorado|
photo from http://www.lakecityhistoricdistrict.com/state-historic-fund-clg.html
I do believe we will do this again next year!!