Tuesday, November 24, 2015

go do hoodoos

Our Thanksgiving week roadtrip was derailed, but that's okay.  I'm getting stuff done around here, and today we played tourist in our own backyard.  Here's the story:

It was a dark and stormy night It was a warm and sunny day.  A day off of work and school.  We said, let's do something before this big cold front gets here.  Off to the Paint Mines!  It's an "interpretive park" and we're not too sure what that means, but we think it means you guide yourself on the "tour" rather than be led by knowledgeable docents.

So that's what we did.  We went out there and interpreted.  It was an enjoyable time among the "geological, archaeological, historical and ecological resources"

Here they are, interpretting, Chaco hamming as a knowledgeable docent.

In the meantime, recall that Wolfgang is off in the tropics with the girlfriend and family.  He sent me a photo of a huge avocado because I don't like avocados.  (go ahead, tell me how daft I am for not liking avocados, I bet I've heard it all before).

So back here at the Paint Mines, we got all educated while enjoying a nice day out in unique natural surroundings.  We were also impressed by the vast windmill farm out there.  See 'em?  Must've been at least 50 humongo windmills out there.  Reminded us of War of the Worlds.

It was a great day for it. A bit muddy from last week's blizzard, but I suppose that's part of the experience.  I'd heard of the Paint Mines, but it's not necessarily a destination like other points in Colorado.  We practically had the whole place to ourselves.

So if you're ever in the area, looking for an interesting outing involving natural wonder and intriguing technical windmillage (because you never know when that urge might strike), head to Calhan!



Riot Kitty said...

That looks gorgeous!

Abby said...

It's way cool, just kinda in the middle of nowhere.

Larz said...

cool! I'll have to go check the place out sometime.

Abby said...

It made for a nice afternoon. It's about 4 miles of trails and we also saw lots of wildlife - bunnies, deer, antelope. Check it out!

LL Cool Joe said...

It looks amazing. You look like a hoodie family. :D

Abby said...

It was a hoodie kind of day :)

ShadowRun300 said...

How cool is that? I'm always so jealous of your little getaways. I live vicariously through your pics . :)

Abby said...

This was a nice little getaway, and I give credit to Magnum for thinking it up. I'm happy to oblige the vicariating - is that a word? It is now.

Tee said...

Wow! Looks like you had a great day for such an adventure. Great pictures. Your boys are getting so grown up.

Please let Wolfgang know he can feel free to donate any spare avocados to me. I can't get enough of 'em!

Abby said...

I guess that's a plus side of gifted avocados. They're easy to give away! Everyone here besides me likes them. It's too bad because I've read that they're really nutritious. but blecccch.
Meego got up yesterday and asked me for shaving supplies. What?? Isn't he like 5 years old??