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|
The Silver Plume Tea Room sounds lovely!ReplyDelete
BTW: Your first photo is stunning. Those are some colors on the trees!
Thanks Stacey, and yes, the tea room was great. I so admire someone who can take such an idea and make it wonderful. One woman and a handful of employees work the magic.Delete
What a yummy slice-full of great conversation, friends, exercise, antiques, scenery and great dessert to-thanks for sharing your slice-definitely a special gift to cherish!
It was a special day for sure. Thanks Amy!Delete
What a delightful time, Linda. You captured the warmth of friendship in this adventure too, and how much sweeter an adventure is in the company of good friends. PS - this tea room sounds like quite a find...and the photographs are gorgeous - Fall has come to Colorado!ReplyDelete
They say there might be a bit of snow on Thursday evening. Oh my, no more 90's I guess. Thanks Tara. It was a good, good day.Delete
What a gift from friends and then these images to walk us with you....:)ReplyDelete
Thanks Bonnie. Travel, even close to home, is terrific, isn't it?Delete
I was totally tasting the pie and loved the pictures of one of my favorite places to visit in the country. Thank you for the yummy treat. xo nancReplyDelete
You are welcome. Happy to hear you've visited here.Delete
How cool! I went to Snowmass, CO in the summer of 2011 with Chris to celebrate our anniversary. On the way home Patrick Allen suggested we stop at the Silver Plume at the bakery. Thanks for the reminders! Looks like you had a wonderful day.ReplyDelete
You've been there! Great place, good people. Thanks, Katherine.Delete
You must have great friends to take you away on such a lovely visit. This looks like a great way to spend a Sunday. Your beautiful pictures make me want to visit !ReplyDelete
They are great friends! Drive on out Deb!Delete
Looks like a great day! Pie, friends, beautiful weather! I saw that you might have snow this week -- wow! Your weather is so different from ours.ReplyDelete
Yes, it's supposed to snow a bit I think Thursday evening. Still sixties in the day. Our temperature fluctuates a lot at this time, day to night. Fall is definitely here! It was a lovely day Sunday though. Thanks, Tabatha.Delete
What a fun day for you to hold in your memory when the winter winds blow and howl. Your pictures are gorgeous. That fence is so cool!ReplyDelete
I would have loved to have taken more pics of the fencing in that area-very interesting patterns. Thanks, Elsie.Delete
Love the quaintness of this place and a rock store???!!! So special to have friends that take you away, so to speak.ReplyDelete
Oh Tam, I know you love rocks. You would have loved seeing this store. Just awesome things on display. Thank you.Delete
Loved wandering with you on your special Sunday. It looks like such a quiet, peaceful place. My mind was wandering as to events occurring at the Hotel de Paris. A bakery with an honor system and a tea room? I'm there! Mmmmm, pie. Good friends, good times :). Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
There is lots of lace in the hotel, and a little restaurant, but not for this day. The food I spoke about was just yummy. I did think of you Jama! Thanks.Delete
I had to respond to Jama's comment as my eye was also drawn to Hotel de Paris - sounds devilishly romantic! :) And yes, Linda, thank you for sharing what must have been a lovely soul-enriching day. We need more moments like these, don't you think? This beautiful space to just be. :)Delete
Thanks Myra. Small historical, mountain towns are just so interesting, and the way they keep their history is to be admired. I believe those who live in them are very committed to this. The day was perfect.Delete
Good friends know what one needs. Sometimes its a trip away, sometimes just a muffin. I like how you noticed the beauty and goodness of the town. You made the place sound inviting.ReplyDelete
It is just wonderful to do something entirely different, Terje. You are so right. Wish you could experience it too. thanks!Delete
What a wonderful way to spend a Sunday - good friends, good food, beautiful scenery and a relaxing day! You had my mouth watering for some of that tasty food and your pics are awesome. It's been a long time since I've been to Colorado - maybe it's time for a visit.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Judy, would be glad to show you around! We feel very lucky to live here. I imagine one can find that good food anywhere & with good friends, it's the best no matter where.Delete
Looks like you had a fabulous time! I would love to visit there sometime. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Maureen. It was a great day!Delete
What a gorgeous place to visit! What a wonderful gift as well!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the advice on the browser. I switched to chrome finally as I really needed to post about our cat.
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Oh, so glad it worked! I don't use chrome, but if I have trouble in the future, now I'll know what to do. Thanks, Beverley, for stopping by.Delete
What a great way to spend the day. I'm glad you got away. I LOVE the aspens! I can almost smell the mountain air. Have a great week!ReplyDelete
Thanks Tammy-hope you're doing well!Delete
Thank you for sharing your mountain adventure. Loved the photographs.ReplyDelete
You're welcome, Pamela. It was a sweet getaway!Delete
What a wonderful friend. I love the photographs you took of your adventure. The older buildings are beautiful and look like they are full of stories.ReplyDelete
Thanks Betsy. We thought it would be wonderful to spend a few weeks here, really getting to know the place, instead of only an occasional visit. Then we could find the stories!Delete
Seeing your photos of Silver Plume is like seeing the setting of so many books I've read brought to life. That is a place that holds the stories of "good people making their way." How cool of your friends to whisk you away for an adventure there!ReplyDelete
Hi Christy-great to hear from you! Everyone's so busy lately so it was lovely to be taken away for a day! The place is just a pleasure!Delete