After that we headed towards an old mining town known as Summitville. On the way up there all I could do is stare at the trees and the sky. It felt so good! Half way to Summitville we stopped to eat our sandwiches. I couldn't help but notice the mountains were ORANGE! When I asked husband about this he told me it was because of the minerals they had in them and that that color was a dead giveaway that there are gold in the mountains. The mountains were bare because the soil is so acidic that vegetation can not survive. We finished lunch and continued on our way. The higher we got in elevation the colder it got! So husband being the awesome man he is pulled over and let me wear his jacket. After another hour or so of riding we reached our destination! It was an awesome old abandoned town with many old buildings.
We hopped off the 4-wheeler and toured the little town. Then we noticed there was still a mine there! They are still to this day mining gold. Husband and I just wandered around for awhile then before we headed down i put on my snowboarding pants and husband put on his coveralls and we both put on hoodies and jackets, so we could keep warm since the sun was starting to set.
As we were heading back to where we started Preston decided to take a trail that looked "interesting" to him. Him and I explored it and I was telling him how disappointed I was that we hadn't seen any wildlife, not a minute after I had said that there were three deer that ran out in front of us! I was then satisfied!
I love being outdoors and I LOVE spending time with my husband, I'm so thankful for him and everything he does for us.
|Old 2-story house!|
|Ghost Town with mine in the background|
|Preston at the mine!|
On another note... Preston and I were called to serve as cub scout leaders of the Wolves here in Alamosa. I was a little nervous but excited because I love little boys and I would like one. (haha) I think have changed my mind now though haha Preston is soooo sooo good with the boys and such a good example to them!