Folks, I'll be accepting RSVP's this coming Monday morning the 28th of November. This will give you time to think about going, making sure you have this trip in your planner and you have no other plans on the same day at the same time. Once you sign up you are making a commitment to attend, unless an emergency arises. I'm becoming very intolerant of people bailing out because they forgot they had other plans. Members who do this will not be invited on the next road trip.
Ladies and Gentlemen here are a couple links which informs you what is available to us if we take a quick trip up to Leadville. I have no problems at all with our members helping out on a roadtrip. But I do want to advise you it is a bit nippy up at 10,200 feet. Leadville is a good time whenever you go, but only if you're prepared. As of right now I'm bewildered about the weather we've been having.
Below are three links I use when I go my trips to Leadville, which are a lot!
This mountain town is untouched by modern-day development — the kind of places where the lady on Main Street with the kayak over her shoulder throws a neighborly nod your way. A town where the owner of the Golden Burro will invite you in for a free cup of coffee with the purchase of a cinnamon roll and the corner barista welcomes customers by first name.
This link is extremely important for you to PRINT OUT for a walking tour of Leadville. http://www.leadvilletwinlakes.com/history_tours
I would like to say to meet at the Visitor Center but they don't allow cars to be parked there for a walking tour. Little known secret I know of where to park your car.
Head on down HARRISON ST. until you come to a Kum and Go Convenience Store. Take a left before you come to the store where you'll see what looks like an alley which it is. Take a left into the alley and there is a parking lot.
I don't think Park County Super Troopers will allow you to park on the streets as it is the route of the parade.
Folks, I know every road, alley and back way around Leadville!!! Ask Pam Miller about the time I drove through Leadville High School's parking lot to get to Twin Lakes!!!
From the parking lot walk the way you came until you come to the Golden Burro Restaurant. The G.B will be where we'll meet for coffee and the cinnamon roll. Inside the bar of the G.B. there is information about a grave site with the name J. W. Booth, the assassin of Abe Lincoln and his history in Leadville, CO. Did he actually die in a tobacco barn four days after assassinating the President? I'd be in heading west where no one knows your name.
So let's meet at the Golden Burro at around 10 AM. Hang out for awhile, head over the visitor center where I'll do my best to guide you in the right direction. First stop, The Mining Museum. Rocks and minerals galore!!!
See you at the G.B. at around 10:00 AM, Friday, December 2nd 2016
As always. Be good to yourself