Sharing my adventures in the Colorado mountains in the summer, and beautiful Ft. Worth Texas in the winter.
Saturday, August 1, 2015
Once every summer this little Colorado town has home tours. This Friday it was the older homes, and the next week, the modern homes. I have been helping with the tours for several years now, and it's always something I look forward to.
Most of the old homes we tour are of the Victorian era, but this one was built in 1935, about the time Texans started coming up this way to escape the summer heat (and to fish). Note the Texas flag. This was a typical fishing cabin...and hasn't changed much. There were no lumber yards in the town then, so the family purchased used lumber from the Ute Ulay Mine. This town was in to recycling long before it became fashionable.
There is still an outhouse in the back, buy I am happy to report...modern plumbing has been installed.
Closet space was minimal. so a lot of interesting things hung from the walls.
Like the red clothes pin bag hanging on the kitchen wall. Yes, it did have wooden clothespins in it.
I was asked to guess what this thing hanging out back was. I said a birdhouse. No, it is shelves for drying fish, so that they could be transported back to Texas.
Come back tomorrow ,and I will show you the haunted house of Lake City's socialite back at the turn of the twentieth century.
How could one persons life be so different from winter to summer? Well stick around and see. I live in a cosmopolitan city half of the year and then head to a tiny town in the mountains the other half.....a place full of interesting people, beautiful scenery, wild animals......and great adventures!