Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Cripple Creek Colorado
I'm traveling this week and next for work. I'm staying in a little town in the mountains called Cripple Creek. It's at 10,000 feet, so I'm not going to lie, the altitude is killer, I'm winded just climbing up the stairs! It's also been unseasonably cold here - the high today was 47 - burrrrrr...but we've still managed to have fun (I'm here with a co-worker Kathy).
Yesterday after work we walked around town to check the place out. Cripple Creek was founded in the early 1800s and boomed during the '49 Gold Rush, in fact it still has one of the largest gold mines in the US. When the gold dried up, so did the town. It's also the most haunted city in the US, however, I've yet to have a face to face with Casper.
When the '49ers left they left their donkeys behind...today the town has wild donkeys that roam the street and eat every one's flowers.
You can see the gold mine in the background.
The town of Cripple Creek
Main Street in Cripple Creek - the town is mostly casinos now...
This is my favorite house in town
This casino cracks me up...