Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Trip to Creede

We took the Mossman’s to Creede to show off one of our favorite places in the world.  My Jim would live in Creede if we could tolerate the cold…which we won’t.  My Jim’s Great-grandfather owned a mule train in Creede that moved the ore from the mines high up in the mountains and brought it down to Creede.

Most of the buildings in town are over 100 years old.  Businesses come and go year to year, but the buildings still stand.  The architect is beautiful.

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OMI with our fav pizza
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Creede Olive Oil Company
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Creede Hotel
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Picturesque downtown
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Local Elks Club. Note corner window where members yell at folks walking by.
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Ornate tin work on outside


We stopped by the museum - it has some pretty interesting displays.

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Creede Museum
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Jim M. in an old jail cell
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Old hand-pumped fire wagon
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Old horse-drawn hearse
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Old wedding dress. Ity-bity waistline!!!
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Old, old bar from a Creede salon. Check out the reclining nude pictures.
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Piano played by Chester Brubacker at Creede Hotel with painting of Chester on the wall.
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Love this story. Chester’s “music” was a Sears catalog…happy music was from the bra page and sadder songs came from the corset page!! Hysterical!!!!!!

Of course Linda and I had to check out all the shops in town from the Creede Olive Oil Company to Holy Moses Gift Shop.  The guys tagged along behind us as we moved from one shop to the next…here is their posture in waiting!  But they were patient…..

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All over town there were beautiful displays of flowers. Hanging baskets galore, shadow baskets under window sills and some neat displays.

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That was our day, finishing with lunch at OMI….yes, it was pizza!

Remember, you are loved!!!


  1. Makes me want to visit Creede. Will have to put it on our bucket list. Norah

  2. Looks like an EXCELLENT day, Bobbie!

  3. I haven't tried the pizza at OMI. I guess it will have to be one of the things I do before I head back to the midwest.

  4. Very interesting post. Glad you had such a good time.


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