For those of you that don’t know, I’m not traveling alone. If I was, this all would be kinda boring. I promise, it is far more fun with someone else… or even because of someone else. For the sake of anonymity, privacy, or just plain mystery, I won’t be too specific about my traveling companion… I will call him TC for short. I rather like that… TC. Hmmm… I hope he’s okay with this because he’ll find out about it when he reads this.
Anyway, time for adventure updates. TC had an adventure planned, but he wouldn’t tell me what it was. The actual day the adventure was supposed to happen kept changing but we finally managed to accomplish it. We were staying in Colorado and went for a drive through the mountains. We ended up in a small town called Silverton. Being reminded of it makes me want to post pictures all the more. We wandered around the town, got some food, and went to a local brewery. A pretty good adventure, if you ask me. Well, it’s probably good if you don’t ask me because that wasn’t the real adventure. We spent the night in Silverton, and the next day, we hit the road again. We weren’t on it for long though because the adventure was definitely off-road.
The first part of the trip brought us to Eureka, then to Animas Forks. The roads were dirt, but pretty basic. Animas Forks is basically a ghost town that is being maintained. The trip to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula searching for ghost towns never once approached the awesomeness that was Animas Forks. The pictures will really tell this story better.
We ended up in Ouray, Colorado. It was beautiful. The mountains and the trees… fantastic. We spent the night there and headed back “home” the next day. I would like to state that in Ouray we got fried ice cream. The ice cream was cinnamon flavored. It was, quite possibly, one of the greatest desserts.
Side Quest: convince TC to go back to Ouray for awesome fried ice cream.