Ashley and I entered the County Fair this year. She put in two kinds of peppers she had grown as well as some Apple-Spice Bread. I entered some basil I had grown and mint as well as my Rootbeer Float Cookies and some photographs.
The first field trip of the year! We could not have ordered a more beautiful fall day! The trees above Silverton are beginning to color - the aspens were bright yellow, with gold speckled on the hillside.
First stop - Silverton's Visitors Center (bathrooms, of course!)
Welcome to Animas Forks!
Located 12 miles above Silverton, the road takes 45 minutes to travel.
These old buildings have been made structurally sound so that visitors can see inside the cabins of early miners.
Now, that's a gorgeous view from your window.
Here we are! The Lee's, Palmer's, Beach's, and Quisenberry's.
And Grandfriend Marilyn, too.
Ruthie and Ashley
Miss Somer Joy's first fieldtrip.
Uh, Jack - watch that hole!
(okay, we staged the picture!)
This cabin featured an indoor toilet!
We played the Thankful Game while walking through the buildings.
I got way behind in summer postings! So, I will start with the Fourth of July! It was a glorious weekend! We began in Bayfield at a great parade. Sunday we were at church, then the Durango parade and then fireworks. Happy Birthday, America!
THE BAYFIELD PARADE
Miss Madison - my Faithful Friend.
Miss Jenn - painting faces and loving kids!
Kayle - doing the Red-White-Blue Nails!
Ashley and Miss Somer Joy - our newest Little Friend.
Chris, Larry and David
Miss Grace and Josie
Jack and Kale
The Saunders Tribe
THE DURANGO PARADE
the riverKids rode, walked, scooted and handed out candy