Our Dog Jake

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Victor, Co - Old Gold Mining Town

At the end of Gold Camp Road is the old mining town of Victor, CO. They have a handmade broom shop there that back in 2005 I purchased a medium hand broom from and they are still there hand-making brooms. The town itself does not seem to be doing very well. More buildings boarded up than the last time we were there.

They have plenty of these old mining carts around town, some with flowers, some with rocks, this one with a Luke.

Luke is learning about the Gold Rush in school right now, so he really found all of the old mines and equipment really interesting.

This tire is from a 3100 ton truck and it cost $25,000. wow. It is really big. If you are interested in a little bit of the business of mining gold currently, check out this site. CC&V is the mining company in the Cripple Creek and Victor area now.

The kids would have climbed around on this tire for a long time had we let them and we would have have 150 pictures of it. Each time they were at the top they wanted a pic snapped! :)
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More Gold Camp Road


There was an abundance of wild rasberries along Gold Camp Road as well as some of the other back country roads we took. Sweet, tart and tasty. I took a picture just in case JB had to rush me to the hospital.
We found the "Mutha Ship" - oh wait - that's the Mutha Earthship!
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Gold Camp Road

We took Gold Camp Road form CO Springs to Victor. We ran into what we might call hail, but it was more like snow balls, but not really sleet. Good road, not difficult at all. Pretty sites.


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Colorado Springs Red White and Brave Parade




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Garden of the Gods

Balanced Rock


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Some of our YouTube's

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Coco's demise

Coco's demise
Luke's coconut cut open and not liked!

Green Sand Beach

Green Sand Beach
yes the sand is really green!

Easter 2007

Easter 2007
Akin & Puryear kids

Red River 2006

Red River 2006
New Mexico w/ the Hager/Puryear/Lee Family

New Mexico 2006

New Mexico 2006
Raven, Luke, Noel & Trey 1 year ago

JB & Kids in Bishop Castle

Field of Flowers

Field of Flowers
Elk Mountain's colorful wildflowers in early June