The Quotable

May you have:
A world of wishes at your command.
God and his angels close to hand.
Friends and family their love impart,
and Irish blessings in your heart!

~~Irish Blessing~~

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

~~Adventure Tour Express~~

Ghost Town Adventures

Buick Electra, circa 1968

Adventures were the norm when Ron and I were dating.  Ron drove a 1963 Buick Electra and a date on a Sunday would be a trip to the mountains to explore old mining towns or ghost towns.   These were places definitely off road.  This Buick had miner's soul.  As big as this car was, it never got stuck and he never let us down.  Ron said he didn't need a Jeep as long as he had "The Tank."

 Gold Dust, Colorado
May, 1968

Thickening Tank
Monarch Mill

And so we arrive at the Monarch Mill.  A mill that processed the gold mined in the hills around it.
A process of leaching the gold our of the ore was done with cyanide and so the thickening tank was used to ultimately separate the gold from the slurry.  It was nasty job.  What man will not do for gold and riches.

It is incredibly exhilarating  to walk through and around a place that was once the center of activity and innovation.  To walk where others have walked and toiled hoping that the riches of the earth would make them RICH.  Wondering about the tales these empty places could tell if only they could talk."

It has been such a genuinely thrilling journey I began on those ghost town dates so many years ago.

Thanks be to God!

Now it's your turn. Please post an adventure we can all share and then link it here for all to see.


  1. Great memories and a car that was built to last.

    Darryl and Ruth : )

  2. That was such a classic car --my oldest brother had one! Exploring old gold mines and haunted towns sounds interesting and a fun date, Cathy.

  3. What great memories. I love the car.

    God bless.


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