That was a nice video. Thank you.
It reminded me of the time I went to Colorado with my Grandparents when I was 13.
In that video, there were pictures of the Durango/Silverton train line. That was the scariest thing I have ever been on in my life!!! That line is literally built on the edge of mountains. Nothing is holding the rail lines and the train above it in place but the timbers that are burrowed into the mountain below. You can look out the window and there is NO GROUND under you for most of that trip.
When the train stopped in Silverton, it was like you were back in time. Silverton was a Ghost Town brought back to life due to tourism. There is an old silver mine (still closed) and an old saloon, now in working order. We had our picture taken in the old time scene; My Grandma and I dressed up like floozies and Grandpa holding a shotgun.
That train ride was scary but so worth it, spending those 2 weeks with my grandparents was priceless! I would do it again in a heartbeat if my grandparents were able to today.
That same trip, we visited Mesa Verde. This was when you could traverse down the wooden ladders and climb into the mud houses built into the cliff side that the Indians called home. It is all closed off now due to deterioration.
Thanks for bringing back the memories and I wish the best for all of you too!