Skip to main content

Out and About - Georgetown, Colorado

Now that we've finally moved into our new (rental) home, we've decided that's it's time to get out and start enjoying our adopted home state of Colorado.

Yesterday we took a day trip to Georgetown, a former mining camp established in 1859 to support the silver and ore mining in the region. This lovely town is nestled in a valley between towering peaks of the Rockies and a quick 30 minute ride on I-70, from Evergreen.

Its noteworthy features include a quaint Victorian main street with lovely art galleries and handmade candy and ice cream shops. A few blocks from downtown is the historic Loop Railroad, an hour-long ride on a steam locomotive, that runs between Georgetown and Silver Plume. What better way to spend an afternoon?!

Or so we thought...When we arrived at the train station we were told that dogs were not allowed on the train. As we'd brought Coco, my little yorkie, we had a decision to make... luckily she's gotten used to riding around in my oversized Cole Haan hobo bag, so in she jumped and away we went. (Although after an hour of having my red jacket draped over her head, she may have felt more like a kidnap victim than a day-tripper.)

Afterwards, Coco was freed and joined us for lunch at the Happy Cooker, a relaxed outdoor cafe, followed by a completely unnecessary ice cream cone....okay, and some chocolate fudge to take home, from Georgetown Valley Candy Shop (only because it was home-made, of course!).

Stay tuned, I hope to share more trips with you over the coming months.


Keetha said…
Nothing like a train trip!

I look forward to more posts about your excursions.
larramiefg said…
HA, I thought you were working. ;) What fun, wander again soon!
Erika Liodice said…
Exploring new places is so inspirational! Thanks for sharing and best wishes in your new home :)
Anonymous said…
When are we going to see some pictures ... your readers are getting impatient ...well one of them at least!

Popular posts from this blog

Collard Greens with White Beans - A Vegetarian Take on a Classic

Could a vegetarian version of collard greens ever compete with the traditional goodness of collard greens cooked with a smoked ham hock?

I was skeptical until I made this recipe. It is every bit as delicious. Taking the place of the ham hock is the rind of parmesan or other hard cheese. I keep a small plastic bag of cheese rinds in the freezer, they are the perfect flavor enhancer of stocks and soups, and now collard greens.

Similar recipes call for dried beans, but sine I live 10,400 feet above sea level, dried beans are always a challenge unless I'm using a pressure cooker. For this recipe, I opted for canned beans and am just as happy as can be.

This recipe is quick, easy, delicious, and so rich and satisfying a bowlful with a slice of garlicky olive oil toasted bread makes the perfect week night dinner. It is also a satisfying side dish.

Let's get cooking!

1 bunch of collard greens, touch center stems removes, leaves torn into large pieces
1 14 oz can of Nort…

Open to the Spirit - Book Review

Open to the Sprit is like reading a letter from a friend. McKnight writes a very accessible introduction to the Holy Spirit and its role in our spiritual life. McKnight uses several stories from his life and others to share how the Holy Spirit consoles and deepens our daily spiritual walk. A terrific book for those seeking an introduction to a relationship with the Holy Spirit.

Dinner with Julia

What do Ina Garten and Martha Stewart have in common? Both women describe cooking through Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking when they were young as foundation to learning to cook.
Julia Child is an inspiration to most home cooks of a certain age. I found her so inspiring that at one time, I had all of her cookbooks, including a first edition of Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and had read almost every biography written about her, My Life in France, being my favorite. And yet! I confess that until this week, my cooking adventures in Mastering were limited to her omelet recipe, her iconic recipes for onion soup and Beef Bourguignon.
When the Food52 Cookbook Club on Facebook chose Mastering as its cookbook for the month, I jumped at the chance to finally use Julia’s first cookbook for its intended purpose.
I decided to start with something easy, a poached egg. I purchased the best organic eggs I could afford, read the recipe several times, and began. After I’d tur…