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Creede Mines

As part of our Saturday Afternoon Drive we went and visited the town of Creede, CO. It is known as a mining town, with apparently still a lot of Silver still in the mines. They had to shut down the mines because the price of Silver was so low the company wasn’t making a profit. They are hoping the price of Silver rises up again so they can reopen. Miners at the time the mine closed were making between $100,000 to $130,000 a year. I would consider a career change for that much money a year. This small Colorado town was used to film parts of the new Lone Ranger Movie with Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer. The mine scenes from the movie were shot in this little town. The town is a fun place to visit. So if you ever get the chance you should come and check it out.

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Saturday Afternoon Drive

The San Luis Valley is filled with all kinds of natural beauty which makes driving around the valley so worth it. These shots were taken just outside of South Fork on our way back from Creede.

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cloudscapes with rolling hills in black in white
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I grew up on the east coast and when it rained it rained everywhere. It wasn’t until I moved west that I actually experienced Isolated rain storms. It’s actually fun to see where in the valley the storms are happening.
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Did I mention my wife has an eye for photography!!! She is also an artist she likes to paint and draw. We were driving home saw the rainbow with the barn and we both were thinking the exact same thing (I guess we have been married long enough to do that) we just had to stop and capture the moment.

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