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Monday, August 14, 2017

SUBURBAN ADVENTURES: CALICO GHOST TOWN

many moons ago (the beginning of march), my dad and i went to calico ghost town. the day before we went to the mojave desert and we stopped here before driving home. the town started in 1881 when miners discovered silver and later borax, now it is a san bernardino county park. walter knotts, the founder of knott's berry farm, bought and preserved the little town (and also used it as a model for his own park).

now i know this is not everyones cup of tea, but i love things like this. it is a bit tacky, but so much fun. there are cool little details and fun little shops. you can also tour a mine and ride a miniature train, but both are not really my thing. this place would be a lot of fun for kids and adults with big imaginations.








i love me a good friendly ghost



trying to connect with my inner hannibal lecter with extra chins.













inside the lane museum







i needed a good ol' glass bottle to drink out of.



rub-a-dub





a surprising find.





here i bought some cotton candy and a california poppy patch.



i am a sucker for a good pun.








at the peak of california wildflower season there were some blooms.


now for a song! i had to choose country. also, i have been watching 'when calls the heart,' a early 20th century canadian frontier drama on the hallmark channel (don't judge). now back to the song. i am going old school with 'drive' by alan jackson. i remember this song as a kid and it makes me happy. enjoy!



p.s. what a creepy mug