Thursday, August 5, 2010

We decided that blizzard wasn't going to keep us from some cool adventures.  Okay, so it wasn't a blizzard and it pretty much melted by noon and Dad has a big ole truck with four-wheel drive.  But, still, that was a lot of snow!  Anyway, after Mom & Dad got caffeinated, we went on a hunt for ghost towns. Virginia City is actually a tourist stop pretending to be a ghost town, but it was still really cool and the people were really nice.  Some stores were locked up and preserved just as they were back in the 1800's.  But Dad wanted to see a real deserted ghost town - so off we went.

Hmmmm, there's supposed to be a ghost town up here????
This sign is a gross understatement!!!

See what we mean?

No ghost town yet, but plenty of these guys!

A look down the hill - this hill was so steep going up that Mom thought we would flip over backwards! She did the white knuckle thing all the way up and wouldn't say a word.  What a sissy!

This was amazing - this lake is actually close to the TOP of the mountain!  We wanted to play here, but as you can see, this space was kinda crowded.  We need LOTS of room! There were some dogs, too, and we think they had already staked out their territory.  We decided not to invade it.  We think it was a wise choice.  We were quite surprised to find this many people at the top of this humongously steep and rutted road.  Guess they all have big old four-wheel drive cars.

A look at the lake from the road - yeah, that's right - the road!

We did find this big field a little further up and had it all to ourselves.

Taz in his Joe College sweatshirt.

Kayla and Cooper sniffing it out.  Strange smells, indeed!

Turns out we (and "we" means Dad) took the wrong road and there was no ghost town up here and the road didn't go through so we had to go back down the way we came up!

The Road Dogs (4-wheeling in Montana)


little princess Luna~ said...

holy guacamole~! my mum would HATE riding on that bumpy road--she would have most likely gotten sick. but WOW--what a great find~!! :D
i hope you find a ghost town though~!! that would be pawsome~!


Sharon said...

Great pics! Love the antelope! Roads like that make me green and I want to get out and walk, rather than being in a heavy bomb, potentially going over the side.

Jack n Jills Mom

houndstooth said...

Hee hee! Mom says she remembers looking for ghost towns out there when she was a girl on vacation with her dad and little sister. Those ghost towns can be fun. She said the best thing about them was that the chipmunks were so tame, they'd take peanuts from her hand. Oh, if only I could find a ghost town!


Inger said...

Your dogs must have so much fun with you on the road. I can't wait to see where they will be going next!

The Daily Pip said...

Looks kind of spooky up there even without the ghost town! Glad you made it up and down that steep hill!

Your pal, Pip

Lola and also Franklin, too said...

Oh, that sounds like an adventure I might not mind missing. It sounds totally scary. My Mom got all white knuckle just reading about it. But you did get to see some cool things even if a ghost town wasn't one of them this time.

lotsa licks, Lola

George The Lad said...

Oh my word that road sure looked steep,good job your brakes worked ok. I had to laugh when you said the lake was kinda crowded, blimmy over here that's quite empty!.
At least you can see Joe with his sweatshirt the rest of you look a bit camouflaged on some of the pic's
See Yea george xxx

24 Paws of Love said...

When I was in high school we were on a trip in a school bus on roads like that. Talk about the scaring the pants off of ya. And you had to go all the way back down?? You poor thing. Been there done that!

Did you find it hard to trust that your hubby was driving?? :) I know I would!