Sunday, September 27, 2015

Top of the World

I got ahead of myself by showing you our dinner in Vail. On our way there, we went through a very colorful town. By the way, there are several definitions of colorful.
Before seeing most of the golden Aspen trees on Hwy 24 in Colorado, we went through Leadville. It sits at the highest altitude of any U. S. City, 10,152 feet above sea level. The population is around 3,000 people, and it seems large to me, since our little summer town has a much smaller population. See those traffic lights?...We don't even have one in Lake City. Founded in 1859 Leadville had a reputation of being a rather lawless silver mining town.
We didn't stay long, but long enough for me to discover a couple of pretty old homes.
By this time Mr. Tom was encouraging me to get back in the car.
So that we could continue on to Vail.
* The infamous character Molly Brown of the award winning play, and oscar nominated movie ( The Unsinkle Molly Brown), hailed from Leadville.
Oscar Wilde the famous Irish play write stopped here on his American tour and was warned that if they didn't shoot him, they would surely shoot his travelling manager.


  1. Your travel routes are beautiful visions of nature at its best.

  2. The first of those old homes particularly appeals to me.

  3. oh, love the white pickets guarding the big homes!

  4. Dearest Janey,
    WOW what a high altitude that is!
    Lovely photos and thanks for your informative, short and beautiful posts!

  5. That is an oxygen lacking height for a town. I find it so interesting reading your posts about these unknown places to me.

  6. Living below the sea level, everything above that is high for me. Are you able to breath up there?