Handlebars (Silverton)

Destination #4: New Mexico and Colorado

Silverton is just a picture perfect old western mining town high up in the Rocky Mountains.  With adorable shops and restaurants there's lots to explore from old time saloons, candy shops and tons of other stuff to check out that feels like a real trip back in history, when the West was the new frontier. We stopped for lunch at Handlebars Food and Saloon and were greeted up our arrival by an a guy dressed in late … [Read more...]

Old Hundred Gold Mine Tour (Silverton)

Destination #4: New Mexico and Colorado

When Isaac heard we were going on the Old Hundred Gold Mine Tour it's all he could talk about-he was determined to find some nuggets. We drove a little up into the mountains to get to the mine and the scenery was incredible, in fact the road followed a real "babbling brook" that flowed down to the river below. After checking in we Got dressed up in our gear-which consisted of a hard hat and a yellow "lab coat" type … [Read more...]

Historic Trinidad Trolley Tour (Trinidad)

Historic Trinidad Trolley Tour

Trinidad is a historic town on the Santa Fe trail nestled against the foothills of the Rocky Mountains halfway between Santa Fe and Denver. We stopped here for the night and before heading out on the road the next morning, hopped on the Trinidad trolley to take a quick guided tour.  Trinidad retains its Old West character and the vitality of its pioneering days. The Trolley takes you past many historic buildings … [Read more...]

Itinerary #4: New Mexico and Colorado

Destination #4: New Mexico and Colorado

Shari and her kids were hooked on the road trip experience after our journey through Idaho, Wyoming, and Montana, and so they jumped at the chance to join us on our odyssey through the heart of the American Southwest. Flying in and out of Albuquerque, we traversed a loop moving up to Santa Fe and across the border as far north as Pueblo, Colorado, and then cutting through the Rocky mountains to Montrose where we … [Read more...]