Lovely Leadville

At an elevation of 10,430 feet, Leadville, Colorado is the highest incorporated city in North America. Nestled between the Swatch Mountains and the Tenmile Mountain ranges, Leadville is a lovely small town that was founded during a silver mining boom. Its 70-square block downtown is a National Historic District that features iconic Victorian era architecture. … Continue reading Lovely Leadville

“Up on Cripple Creek” in Colorado

Celia and I left Great Sand Dunes National Park and headed higher up into the mountains to Cripple Creek, Colorado, elevation 9,494 ft. (2,894 m). This high-elevation town is west of the famous Pikes Peak and Colorado Springs. I have family that owns some land there and they had invited us to visit. The views … Continue reading “Up on Cripple Creek” in Colorado

Chaco Culture in New Mexico

This world heritage site is probability one of the most fascinating places we have visited. Construction started in the 800s and continued growing for over 300 years. This massive complex served as a ceremonial and administrative center for an area that encompassed hundreds of miles. The central structure, the Pueblo Bonito, was over four stories … Continue reading Chaco Culture in New Mexico