Don't forget Banned Book Week-this week!
I had a wonderful gift given to me by friends on Sunday. They took me to the mountains for an adventure. Not far from Denver is a little mountain town called Silver Plume. It isn't Aspen or Vale, but a sweet town in a mining area, with mining history, not very rich now, but with good people making their way. They live surrounded by beauty and cook for others or sell antiques. That's about it. We ate in the Silver Plume Tea Room, an old building with rafters showing, decorated with the antiques that are for sale. The food was delicious, but I didn't think to take a photo. I had a yummy piece of sour cream pecan pie, my friends chose the cherry pie a la mode. The lunches we had were wonderful too, but the dessert-divine! We ate, walked, talked, and then talked some more.
We also traveled down the mountains a bit to the larger, more touristy Georgetown. It has some history; as you will see a picture of a hotel built there long ago by a French settler. We walked again, and visited a few favorite shops, spent the most time in the rock shop, full of amazing rocks, shark's teeth, fossils, and pieces of comet fallen to earth. It's a geology lesson just to visit.
|the aspen are glowing|
|the bakery-when no one is there-pay by the honor system|
|the back of the tea room building|
|One can still stay here, and take a tour.|
|picnicking in the park|
|loved the pattern|