Sunday, June 15, 2008

Jeep Tour & Steam Train

Our first full day in Durango, CO we took a jeep tour from the town of Silverton to the ghost town of Animas Forks. Prospectors arrived in there in 1873 looking for silver and gold hoping to strike it rich. They still had some pretty cool buildings left. After wandering around the old town, we drove back to Silverton, had lunch at this sweet hotel restaurant (complete with an old-time bar pianist) and hopped the steam train back to Durango. I never knew that steam trains were so dirty. We were all covered in coal dust by the time we got back.

Here's some fun shots I took during the day:

Our jeep was a Swiss Army, 6-wheel drive, all-terrain vehicle. Pretty nice, huh?

Lamp at the hotel restaurant. The place was really vintage looking. I loved it.

The town of Animas Forks.
Durango-Silverton steam train


Sam Curren said...

A Swiss Army jeep huh? I gotta see the can opener that folds out of that! :)

Lauren said...

I don't know much about photography, but I must say that your skills have improved a ton. I love all the different angles you use and the way you pretty them up :-) Absolutely love it Jess!

Jessica W said...

Did you seriously take all of these pics? They are Amazing!