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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

A day trip from Salida to Leadville Colorado

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This is the time of the year when the sky is crispy clear,the colors are changing to yellow and reddish and it is time to  take along the Arkansas River between Salida and Leadville while high mountains are escorting us all the way.

Buena Vista CO

The fist stop was in Buena Vista,a small beautiful town just 45Milles North of Salida on Hwy 24,Arkansas River runs along the East side of the town adding a special touch the place,many hiking trails are located on both sides of the river to hikers and bicycle riders.

Buena Vista CO

Buena Vista CO

The down town has many shops,restaurants,coffee shops and parking is not a problem

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Leaving this relaxing,clean,almost asleep town we drove North along Arkansas River  to Twin Lakes located on Hwy 82 just of Hwy 24.

The lakes are surrounded by mountain peaks some reaching 14450 feet and now changing color to yellow and some have snow on the top,this combination makes the scenery just perfect.

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And it sure was a great place for a picnic, it was so quite and peaceful with no one around that a plane passing by made a “huge” noise.

Twin Lakes CO

An old mining town of Leadville was a pleasant surprise,it had nice main drag,with beautiful old and colourful buildings ,nice shops all surrounded by high mountain range what led the place to be a tourist attraction and a starting point for hikers,hunters and mountain lovers.

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After having an espresso and an ice cream in a local coffee shop we strolled the main street when suddenly we came upon this sign

Leadville CO

so we immediately made our way to the place and were very happy to find it open.

This Temple is the only building of its kind West of the Mississippi River-both as a restored pioneer synagogue and as a home to a permanent museum exhibition documenting an oft-overlook piece of U.S. history.It was built in 1884 when the community had grown due to the discovery of silver in the area.

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To day the synagogue does not have any services, it is kept very well as a museum and the visits a free, not often we come across an old synagogue like this ,so it was very interesting and nice to see this historic temple.

Well,it seems that it is our last day of traveling for this season, tomorrow will be all about packing,cleaning and getting ready to fly out on the day after.

It was another great summer,we made new friends,meet old friends,hiked a lot and enjoyed very minute.

Thank you all for taking the time to read and leave remarks on my blog.

See you all next summer.


Sam&Donna Weibel said...

We so enjoyed your visit and then following along with you on your travels and the great pictures,Have a safe trip home and let us know when you are safely back in families arms.I pray things in your part of the world will return to peace. Keep in touch, you guys will be in our thoughts and prayers. Give those Grandbabies a hug for us. Sam & Donna..

Donna W. said...

your pictures are stunning and so crisp. as Sam said safe travels