Sep 8, 2009

OUTDOOR WEDNESDAY

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer is our host for Outdoor Wednesday. Drop in and say hello and visit the other participants and maybe join in yourself.

In March of last year we went to Las Vegas with some friends to celebrate our friends 50th birthday. He wanted to go to a Nascar race so that was our gift to him. I am not a fan and this was the first race I had ever gone to and it really did not go well for me. That is a long story but I won't go into it today.

Fortunately this wasn't the only part of the trip. We drove into Arizona and did the touristy thing at the Grand Canyon. We stayed in a hotel on the edge of the canyon and it was amazing.
We drove off through the desert and came upon a little town called Chloride. It was very old and had so many special buildings. This was more my style. Many of the yards were full of folk art.
Chloride was founded in the early 1860's and the reason they settled there was to mine the silver as in silver chloride. They also mined gold, zinc, molybdenum, lead and vanadium.
This town is on the old Route 66 and of course we were singing the song. "Get your kicks on Route 66".
There are about 250 residents in Chloride and it is referred to as a living ghost town.

This was really a great little town full of quirky little places. I wasn't the one taking pictures or we would have had a completely different bunch of photos but I quite like the old buildings.

15 comments:

  1. Being a Canadian and visiting the same places you have Lori brings back great memories.
    I did a post on old gas stations from the past.
    Love your OW
    Love Claudie
    xo

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  2. What great pictures! :) Just beautiful...AND funny! Not so sure I would like living in that town...especially at night. Just a thought. :)

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  3. I want that truck!!! That is a fabulous truck!! Great pictures!! I'd love to live there. I'd have to pretty it up so mona would visit. hehehe... Hugs. Tammy

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  4. Just delightful..
    I'm usually the one who wanders off with my camera..happily clicking away..
    and then everyone says "May we have copies of YOUR photos for our albums? You always take the best photos!"
    of course, I always share..
    Great photos!
    ♥ Lou in Denver

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  5. How beautiful! Your photos capture the enormity of the Grand Canyon...and the humor of the world around it.

    Jane (Artfully Graced)

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  6. How wonderful. The Grand Canyon. We have been there many many years ago and I still know how I felt when I saw it for the first time. Great memories. Thank you for sharing and have a nice day.
    Riet, The Netherlands

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  7. Oh, the beautiful vastness of the scenery.... That little town reminds me of little villages in northern NM, where I grew up. This is a little nicer, though. What a hoot that old pickup is- head under the hood, and all!

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  8. Beautiful shots of the Grand Canyon! The colors are just gorgeous. And what a fun little town to find. The truck cracks me up. As the wife of a confirmed "tinkerer" (is that even a word?) that scene looks a little too familiar. And boy, I would love to have that old Coke cooler on the patio! Have a great week. Kathy

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  9. Beautiful photos of the Grand Canyon! Wonderful ODW post!

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  10. The photos are wonderful. I share your fascination with old and unusual places. I hope you are having a wonderful day.

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  11. Ohhh thanks for posting this. I am getting sort of (for me) excited about going to Arizona in October so this helps ramp up the excitment. Sadly I don't think we get to see Route 66 (we head to New Mexico after the Grand Canyon)

    Lovely pictures - hope we can do it the same justice.

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  12. Ah-ha-ha I love the picture with the guys legs hanging out of the truck! Classic!

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  13. Ha, ha, ha. The dummies are SO funny. Great pics.
    Thanks for sharing. Have a great day,
    Val

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  14. I feel the same way as you do about that car racing stuff. But I love the photography captured in the rest of your trip! Stunning photos!
    Brenda

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  15. I've always wanted to see the Grand Canyon in person. Even more so now after seeing your fabulous photos! Sounds like you had a great time there!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Sherri:)

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