No, we’re not running out of things to do, in fact we keep adding to the list every day! Tuesday we took a drive to Cripple Creek, yes that Cripple Creek, the gambling mecca of Colorado. We’ve been in this area now for about 2 months and I’ve done a pretty good job of distracting Laurie whenever I’d see a sign advertising the casinos. Well she finally figured out that we’ve only been a few miles from there this whole time and you guessed it, away we went. The most recounted story of how the town got its name is of a cow that fell while crossing a stream that flowed through Poverty gulch. Someone said “That sure is some cripple creek”. There are other stories but I like that one best.
Now to be fair, I really wanted to go too because the drive is worth it with all the twisting switchback roads, beautiful pine and aspen, oh yea and buffets. When all was said and done, the only thing we got money from was the ATM machine, and that damn thing charged us $2.00 for the privilege of using it. I was so proud of Laurie when she only donated $20 to the town of Cripple Creek and said she was ready to go! Then she told me that she was saving some $$$ for when her Megan go to see Sawyer Brown at Flandreau……wait, don’t they have a casino there?
On the way home we stopped in a gorgeous canyon and picked up 3 more geocaches. I needed 20 to get the T-shirt from the Park County Historical Geocache Challenge, I now have found 21..YAHOO. Watch, they’ll probably send me a small. We are heading into Colorado Springs on Friday for the holiday weekend. There is a hot air balloon festival and a few other fun activities we have planned with Ron & Rhonda. The next blog should be full of fun pictures. Till next time….Bob & Laurie
|72 degrees and sunny|
|Cripple Creek in the distance.|
|I like the name!|
|Hell yea...where do I send my money :)|
|On the way to the geocaches. Come on out Mike & Tanner, fly fishing galore.|
|This was a railroad tunnel at one time. Laurie is trying to get me to stop before a train hits us. I didn't have the heart to tell her the last train came through here 100 years ago.|
|Geocache number 21...Yay, free T-shirt.|
|Yup, she's still trying to stop that train!|
|A picture is worth a 1000 words.|
|The start of someone's log home.|