Spontaneous Trip to Ouray

One Friday in early August, we were supposed to go camping but the weather wasn’t cooperating. Instead, we decided to mark an item off of our bucket list-a mine tour! Because the weather was a little gray, we were the only ones there for a tour. We all thoroughly enjoyed our tour of the Bachelor-Syracuse Mine which was a silver mine for over 100 years. Our guide was very knowledgable and appreciated our children’s silly humor.

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The light at the end of the tunnel 😉

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Kevin and Annika found a pal!

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Panning for gold…we found some fools gold and some quartz

All that hard work gold panning made us hungry, so we headed to a local hamburger joint, which has THE best, juiciest burgers ever! “Maggie’s Deli”. Sorry…no picture, I was hungry!

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I’d been wanting to visit Yankee Boy Basin for weeks. It’s one of the most beautiful valley’s, filled with wildflowers and two waterfalls. The prime time to go is really mid-July, but we had’t made it up there. So, we thought, why not!?

To end a pretty perfect day, we hit a local chocolatier for some truffles and there maybe have been some dancing in the rain =)

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