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Dearfield, Colorado Ghost Town

One thing that Colorado is not short on...Ghost Towns.  There are a lot of ghost towns in the state albeit, Denver.

Most of the towns are a minimum of a three hour drive.  Notice I said most.  There is a small town about an hour away in the town of Dearfield.  We had a photo bug attack and needed to cure it the only way we know how.  Take pictures.

As you know, we take a lot of pictures of urban decay and landscapes and a shitload of travel pictures.

If you haven't book marked our site yet, you definitely suck.  So, here is our site (again) www.eandmphoto.com bookmark it this time.  We may not update my blog that often but we definitely update our Smug Mug sites.  You will find links to both Michelle's and my sites here.

Getting back to Dearfield...

Dearfield was the first black settlement in Colorado and was established in 1910 by Oliver Jackson and was booming.  By 1920 the population was between 200 and 300 residents.

Good things don't last and after the great depressio…

Temple Square - Salt Lake City, Utah

My older brother, Matt passed away suddenly about a month ago.  It was a shock to us all as he didn't seem to have any issues and was in pretty good health.  Matt will forever be in our hearts.

We decided to drive out to California to be with the family and made a couple stops along the way.

First up, Temple Square in Salt Lake City:





The next stop was the Bonneville Salt Flats.  We have always wanted to stop there after seeing the movie, The Worlds Fastest Indian starring Anthony Hopkins.  The movie is based on the life of Burt Munro.  Awesome movie.  Watch it...TODAY
We got the Rubicon up to 120mph.  We were out there for about an hour and the air is so dry there that all the moisture from my skin was gone.  My hands were pink and cracking.  Fun to drive.  Glad we went.









Mary Murphy Mine - Colorado

One thing about Colorado...you can easily find a place to go off roading.  If you see a dirt road without a fence or no trespassing sign, you can basically drive on it.  Try that in California without getting shot.  Since pot is legal here, I guess nobody gives a rat's ass anymore.

Had a hankering for a off road experience so we grabbed our trusty 4x4 off roading book and found a trail that leads up to an abandoned mine called Mary Murphy Mine.  And they call it a mine...

The decay is in good shape.  Good shape meaning that it is still there, the place isn't trashed and people pretty much just go there to check it out and leave it as they found it.  The only trash that we found were car parts off of vehicles that tried to make it up a road that is intended for off road 4x4s.  Dumbass.

Here is a shot of the trail.  The picture does not do it justice.  The Rubicon had issues getting up this hill.  All four tires were spinning.  Had to back down and take the left side of the roa…

Denver Chalk Art Festival

Denver has been hosting a Chalk Art Festival for a number of years.  We have lived here a number of years and decided we should check it out.

Mind you, this took place in June, it was hot and since the artists hone their crafts in the middle of the street, there is no shade.  What there is a lot of is people and people pushing strollers full of little people that one day will be big people (or bigger people the way the obesity rate is going) and they too will be pushing their strollers in and out and on people.

Bottom line, people suck, people with strollers suck and just plain piss me off.