More of Georgetown and Silver Plume

Literally the day after I left the Georgetown area with my mom and brother, I headed there with my husband.  After my National Jewish Health check-up in the morning, we were heading to Snowmass Village for a few days of R&R.  Georgetown was on our way, and I wanted to stop and see a bit more of it,  and to have lunch.

We stopped at the Happy Cooker.   They had excellent food and service.

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Our beautiful view during lunch.

Our beautiful view during lunch.

I was deciding between a veggie pita and a loaded waffle. Guess what I chose? It would be a better picture, but they forgot to give me the ice cream, so I just dumped it on top. :)

I was deciding between a veggie pita and a loaded waffle. Guess what I chose? It would be a better picture, but they forgot to give me the ice cream, so I just dumped it on top. 🙂

My husbands Turkey Sandwich with a side salad.

My husbands Turkey Sandwich with a side salad.

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Cat Face Spider is their friend/mascot. Completely harmless. Pretty neat to see. Upon researching this spider (link in the name), I read that the mother dies after giving birth. The siblings eat each other, so not many survive. How sad.

We drove around the block on our way out of town:

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Firefighting Museum

I climbed onto a piece of concrete to photograph this, and as I was getting down a woman approached me. She said,

I climbed onto a piece of concrete to photograph this, and as I was getting down a woman approached me. She said, “No offense, but are you pregnant?” No. “Because if you were, you’re a strong woman.” Referring to my climbing abilities. THAT made me feel good about the waffle I had! I’m still trying to lose weight from all of the steroids that I was on when I was sick in 2013/14.

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Tons of wires interfering with images! No way I was going to photoshop them out!

We left Georgetown and continued West.  I asked my husband if we could stop in Silver Plume.  I’d been there the day before for the Georgetown Loop Scenic Railroad tour, but we never checked out the town.  We arrived at the center of downtown Main Street.  The below image is looking Eastward on Main Street.  My exploring led me first to the West side.

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Some picturesque properties within the yellow Aspen trees:

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You wouldn't expect to see a playground in this community. At least, I didn't expect to see one.

You wouldn’t expect to see a playground in this community. At least, I didn’t expect to see one.

The George Rowe Museum, which is in an old school house from 1894, is only open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

The George Rowe Museum, which is in an old school house from 1894, is only open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Next to the museum is an old building where I captured a black cat:

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I walked as far as I could to the West, so I then headed to the East side of town:

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City Hall

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Post Office

Post Office

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Keeping the original sign is great, but my mom thinks that they should have another one, which is more legible, next to it. Translated: Nov 4, 1884 a fire started in Patty Barrick's saloon. He burned to death, and 1 1/2 blocks of East Main Street were destroyed. ________ from the crack in leather buckets. 1886 the street was rebuilt. Along the Southside were 9 saloons. Along the North were the store, barbershop, mortuary, printing shop, and post office.

Keeping the original sign is great, but my mom thinks that they should have another one, which is more legible, next to it. I had to majorly add contrest, etc. to the original so that I could read it (most of it).
Translated: Nov 4, 1884 a fire started in Patty Barrick’s saloon. He burned to death, and 1 1/2 blocks of East Main Street were destroyed. ________ from the crack in leather buckets. 1886 the street was rebuilt. Along the Southside were 9 saloons. Along the North were the store, barbershop, mortuary, printing shop, and post office.

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It appears to be a ghost town, but there are people living there and according to their website, there are businesses.  They just weren’t open when we were there.

As we left town, we ran into a major traffic jam.  Continued here..

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3 thoughts on “More of Georgetown and Silver Plume

  1. Pingback: The scenic trip on our way to Grand Lake & HIKING(!) before heading home… | Keeping Up With Carol

  2. Thanks for this interesting tour, Carol! So many wonderful images.
    May you have a great Halloween! 👹
    Best regards,
    The Fab Four of Cley 💃🚶👭

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