Thursday, May 27, 2010

Calico Ghost Town Visit

Earlier this week everyone was home (and off work) and we decided to take a trip to a ghost town about an hour's drive from here.  We hadn't been there in years, in fact the twins had never been there. I guess when you live in the desert, visiting desert locations doesn't appeal to you as much. 
That guy in the background is my hubby. 3 of my kids are in the front car of this little train.
We had a great time though, and I'm so glad we went.
My oldest son is the family clown, and when he saw this bathtub, he took his shirt off, hopped in, and asked me to take a photo. He's also a new youth minister. I'm not sure how the new church will feel about this photo, but they're sure to see it as it's now his facebook photo :-)
These photo-ops are several places in town, but are in need of a new coat of paint, I think. Maybe the faded look is for effect. 
This is what my family does whenever we get near the edge of a cliff...we throw rocks to see who can throw the farthest.
A little explanation of Calico.
Some of the buildings in town and a town view.
The Indians on the building are permanent residents :-)
Last but not least, our family (minus me, as I was taking the photo). 
Have a great weekend.


Julie Harward said...

What a neat family and how wonderful that they want to be together! I loved that your son got in the tub and it will make a great FB picture! Thanks for sharing this...come say hi :D

Christine said...

What a fun day together you had!
It looks as though it is a movie set!
Pretty funny pic with 'beef stew' over your hubby's head - he must be on the menu!lol! When we take photos my DH always tries to take pictures with sthg coming out of your head or a weird thing in the background! It's good fun to look back on and laugh about!
Have a great day!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Marsha,
that pic of your son in the bathtub is just priceless!!! Thanks for taking us along, that was really fun! You have a lovely family. Happy Memorial Weekend to you too!

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

What a fun time. I also like the one of your son in the bathtub. lol

katie said...

Great family outing. Looks like everyone had a good time.
The bath tub shot was funny. All in fun.

Becky K. said...

Cool/hot stuff! I guess I always assume it is hot in the desert.

Looks like everyone had a great time.

I am helping a new blogger friend get started...I hope you'll stop by my blog to see how you can meet Bee.

Kimberly said...

That first building has really pretty trimmings! How fun to have the whole family together, I know as children get into their 20's it's not always possible! Thanks for sharing this fun little town. If we ever head down that-a-way for a vacation, I'll have to add it to the agenda!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Marcia, that looks like a great place to visit. Growing up, one of our family vacations was to a ghost town but can't remember where it was. Fun family photos. Who says a Youth Minister has to be so serious and proper -- if you want people to listen and learn, humor is the best way to get to them. Have a fabulous Friday and a super weekend. :) Tammy

fairmaiden said...

thank you for visiting look like a really fun homeschooling family. Now where were you when I was homeschooling?! I homeschooled for 15 yrs. This has been my first year not. My oldest works in the Carpentry trade full-time, my second is in college full-time and works at McDonalds, my third will begin her senior year at our public H.S, and fourth soph year at same H.S. I miss homeschooling, but they are flourishing. We still do alot together and are very close. I know how blessed your simple home is. I feel the same way.

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh I want to much fun!!! Your "soon to be youth director" sounds like my 24 year old who works with youth...the youth will love him!!!
Looks like a great time was had by all...and I know the younger ones will always remember that day, and being with their older siblings.
Janette said...

that looks like such a fun day!! Lovely pics!

a wallflower mom said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures! It looks like a wonderful way to spend the day.

Kelli said...

Looks like a great time! :) Sweet memories you're making.

Mimi Sue said...

The last time the Mr and I were there was 1973. Looks like they've spruced things up a bit since then. What a fun family day making memories. Mimi

Cathrines Kreative Hjørne said...

How nice with a family day out, Marcia, and the ghost town was interesting to see! Talk about desert!!!

We're preparing for going to Denmark next week, and tomorrow we're celebrating my birthday, so I'm making some cakes today and preparing for brunch as well! The weather does not seems good, so I guess it'll be insdoor.

Have a lovely weekend!

Cathrine :-)

LLJ said...

: ) Looks like a great day and how nice to have all the family together!!!
These pictures made me SMILE!
Your son sounds/looks like he is going to be a great youth pastor! A good dose of humor must be a requirement, I think!


My name is PJ. said...

What a neat family day trip! I love all the photos. Every family needs at least one ham!!

Shelia said...

Hi Marcia! Oh, what fun and your family all look like they're having a ball. You know what? Many years ago when we lived in New Mexico we decided to take our kids and drive to Disney Land. We stopped at Calico Ghost Town! I have some pictures somewhere! I'm glad to know it's continued to survive!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

A boy's gotta have fun! You have a great looking family. I don't think I could ever stand next to a cliff. I would be scared senseless, afraid I would get vertigo or something and fall off! Have a great holiday weekend.

Melanie said...

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing them with us. :)

Wanda said...

Oh my goodness.... it's been years since we were at Calico.

We lived in Oro Grande, near Victorville in the 60's.

Love Ryan in the boiling pot!!!

Susan B said...

Hi Marcia,
It looks like you had a great time at Calico! I love visiting ghost towns. We went to Calico many years ago when we lived down there. Our oldest daughter was a baby then. I remember we had a fun day. Thank you for sharing your photos! You have a lovely family. Enjoy the rest of your week. :)

AnyoneCanQuilt said...

I've always wanted to visit a ghost town! That looks like so much fun. And I love the pic of your son in the tub. That is hilarious! And it totally looks like something our fun youth pastor would do. :)

Natacha said...

Hi Marcia, it looks a bit spooky. How nice that all the children were there.
Have a nice day!

Betty Jo said...

Your family is just awesome and you have so much fun together. My son, daughter-in-love, and two young granddaughters have so much fun together too and we are so close. How blessed we are to have such wonderful families? Love the bathtub shot and your son's sense of humor.

Cinnamon said...

I've been there!! It's been a long time and you're right, dusty is dusty. Nothing too spectacular when you live in it. Of course now we don't live in it and just looking at Calico is making me thristy :-/

Thanks for stopping in~ Cinnamon