|What a fun vacation!|
|Old bank vault door is now entrance to the mine|
|entrance to mine with wine cellar along sides|
|I flew to my son's in Nevada for Thanksgiving, then my daughter Darcy's family took me to northern Ca to visit their "cabin" with a gold mine on the property. We had a fantastic time in warm sunny weather. I was able to go way back in the mine. It has not been actively mined since the 30's.|
It was owned by Germans until the 2nd world war and all the details of production and such were lost after the war. It was fun to see the old pick marks, left over cart rails and initials on the walls. I really love the beautiful design in the old bank vault door.
Just inside is a wine cellar with quite a few bottles in pipes aligned along the walls, perfect temp! It was pitch black inside so I was amazed how well my Cannon G10 flash lit up the walls, also in the later picture where I was knitting. The generator went off but I was pre warned and had my mine headlight. Again my camera lit up everything. It was REALLY
dark with no street or other lights!
|tunnels go way back in and branch off|
|picked out roof|
|dates from in the 30's|
|My grandson mining, he is getting good at this!|
|curvy winding roads for miles to get there|
|view to west where my SIL proudly waves his flag!|
|living room with lots of deer, elk, moose horns and chandelier|
My children call this "the cabin" but I felt like it was a gorgeous hunting lodge!
|Best view to capture the blazing sunset|
|antique bow and arrow|
|more antique tools|
|catch and release of 2 praying mantis, my grandkids|
|grandson with his bow|
|Darcy's chuck-it game after breakfast with Dex, Elsa and Leo|
|my "dog"grand child 6 month old Elsa|
|Leo and Elsa|
|Darcy climbing "the rope"|
|Knitting in the sun, even barefoot! it was so sunny|
|Truly tuff, continues to knit when generator was off with||mine headlight!|
|totem pole SIL carved for cabin/ gorgeous!|
|Birthday present from my 3 children, painting of my dogs!|
|Daughter Darcy's beautiful table for my birthday dinner!|
I don't have quite the same energy as the 4 grandkids and 3 dogs!