there is only 5% of the buildings still standing-this place is awesome-antiques galore!-but you weren't allowed to take anything-liam said that bodie was his heaven and hell. he loved it but he couldn't take any of the treasures he found. i tried to explain that if everyone just took a little something pretty soon there would be nothing left. but i have to admit i had to slap my hands several times-there was so much cool stuff lying around. and when you peeked in the windows-my god! old sewing machines, woodstoves, beds-etc.! argh! but we were really good and didn't take a thing-man that was hard. here's more pics-
nice wooden spokes, eh?
this doll leg is my favorite picture!!!!!!
the best part of all we were surrounded by thunderstorms! it was incredible-lightening cracks and dark gray clouds-my favorite weather. when we viewed the museum they had a tribute to "rosa may" one of the local brothel owners. she was a beauty. little 6 year old raena was mesmerised by the displayed-taking tons of pictures of the "princess"-we all a great laugh-especially the rangers. i noticed she was buried outside the cemetery walls. next time i go i'm gonna put flowers on her grave.
we still had a long haul home so we had to hit the road-we drove thru lot's of smoke from a fire in topaz.-we watched the helicopter drop water from the lake. it was intense. we were starving and just couldn't eat fast food- we made it to reno to the wildoats deli right before it closed. god we were tired. we finally made it home -12 minutes past midnight-it felt good to be home.