|Sitting a spell|
The ghost town itself has a lot to see, so we were somewhat overwhelmed as to what to look at first. We checked out one of the mines, panned for "gold", helped the blacksmith, went to the Mystery House, climbed around the hills and watched a battle reenactment (the North lost the 11:30 am battle, but I think they rallied at the 2:30 pm battle). After we ate lunch we explored the nearby desert (I love my van with its all-terrain tires). While we were in a dry desert canyon, an extreme rock crawler gave us a great show. He completed 95% of the 200' of dry waterfall and then broke down on the last obstacle. I think he would have had better success if his passengers walked (he would have been 600 lbs lighter) and spotted him (acting as a extra set of eyes). I had fun spotting him here and there.
We headed out and stopped off for some snow play just off the freeway, and made it home just after dinner time.
|The view of Calico from the hill.|
|One of the many parades that were held|
|Lukas helping out the very entertaining Amish blacksmith|
|The bottle house|
|Waiting for the battle to begin|
|It begins, conveniently, in an outdoor theater|
|About two minutes before he broke his transfer case|
|Tank monument in Barstow|
|A little snow play with a little snow|