I posted these pictures via my phone! I can't believe I can do this with my phone but not through my I- Pad! Well, here are the last pics of my trip out west. The day we headed home, we stopped at an outdoor museum for only 1 hour. I would have wanted at least 2 hours to take this great museum in. It's called 3 Valley Gap Ghost Town in which all the buildings were either part of a town or were brought here from the mountains. These buildings were saved by a couple who didn't want to see history destroyed. Now we can see how life was like around the turn of the century.
I like this black and white shot I made because it reminds me of the old Silent westerns and even the old TV shows like Bonanza.
They had a large barn that housed many vehicles but I like these 2 very old cars from the turn of the century
Trapper Joe really did exist and he would use this cabin as shelter overnight before continuing back down the mountain. It had a bed, small stove and tons of hooks to hang his pelts.
Each building housed authentic pieces from that time period. This is the dentist's office so let's all cringe for a moment. That horrible dummy looks so bad I sent it to Jeff saying that it was his image after this big tour.
This is the lobby of the old hotel which comes with its own sad mannequin but it was also the most lavish. You could not walk in but could see to each side where breakfast and dinner were served. I had a real eerie feeling in here and when I told my friend, Jeff, about this, he told me that it is supposed to be haunted. The owner told him that 3 people, this year, were taking pictures when their camera and or phone was taken out of their hands and thrown against the wall by something unseen.
After another long time on the bus where I caught a few more flies, we came back to Hope and I could not resist taking a couple more pictures of the woodcarving done with chainsaws.
We got back at 8:45pm when we should have arrived back in Vancouver around 6:30 but we came back and went immediately to my friend's husband's place of work. Kain is Jeff's husband who is a mature 27 to Jeff's immature 53...yes, Jeff is a cradle robber and happy. Kain is such a good man who works very hard at his job. After we had something to eat, Kain asked what we were going to do next, and I just stared at him in disbelief. Jeff and I both laughed and said we were going to go to bed since we were tuckered out...ahh, youth! The next day, Jeff and I went back on a bus to see a Titanic exhibit which was well worth it. They had actual artifacts from the ship along with plenty of history and a piece of ice that you could place your hand on and feel the cold that those poor souls had to deal with when they went into the water.
The Monday, we headed back to Granville island to look a bit more around and that is me in front of a rhubarb plant! It's like rhubarb on steroids or some Day of the Triffids plant.
We had lunch at a really nice seafood place and just enjoyed the view. I didn't realize until I got home that Jeff looks like he is sprouting some teapot look.
This is the end of my wonderful trip to see my friend and enjoy a trip into the Rockies. I hope you enjoyed my posts on this.