Yesterday afternoon, interactive planning director Jeannine, Donna (house planner Jack Thomasson’s sister) and I headed out on an adventure. We decided to soak up a little local culture and hit the Turquoise Trail in search of old ghost towns. The scenery was amazing; the sites haunting. Ramshackled and rubbled remains of what once were booming little communities filled me with a twinge of sadness. What must it have been like to be right in this spot almost 200 years ago, when gold seemed to tumble out of every crevice and turquoise was king? And then to be one of the last residents standing when the boom faded — along with friends and rivals?
Enjoy the photos … see if you can identify where these shots were snapped.