Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Calico Ghost Town

I don't know if I spent too many childhood years watching Scooby Doo, but every time since I was a kid, I always wanted to stop at the ghost town in Calico on the way home from family ski trips to Brianhead or weekend getaways to Las Vegas.

I finally got my wish a week ago. As we passed the sign on the last stretch home on our Park City road trip, I asked Kevin if he wanted to stop. I imagined him wanting to press on, but he was game. Yay Hubs!

It was way cooler than I expected. As we pulled up in the minivan (a.k.a. Mystery Machine) we were all filled with anticipation:
Kevin- hoping it was worth it to stop.
Me- the old preserved structures.
Luke- mining.
Charlie- ghosts.
Jack- well, at 2 he was still along for the ride and we just all wanted to get him out of the car because his screaming was making us all a bit edgy.

Luke, declaring himself the "smart one," had to clarify that a ghost town does not actually have ghosts.

So check it out:























5 comments:

AMedina said...

I've been there! I think I was 10 or so. I totally want to take the kids there, too. Glad you had fun!

Michelle Blair said...

I've always wanted to do a wedding or engagement photoshoot out there....it seems a little far from Temecula though, but maybe worth it!

Tina said...

I really like this place. The last time I was there was on my way home from Vegas for my 21st birthday. So that was %$#@ years ago. I keep wanting to go back and now seeing the pictures makes me really want to go. I'll have to make the effort and stop next trip to Vegas.

MA said...

So was candy still a penny a piece?

Leah said...

that looks soooooo fun!