Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Birthday

Sunday was Melinda's birthday, and Saturday was our day to celebrate. I'm not that great at planning. It's my weak spot. If I was a superhero, I would react to a Franklin Planner like it was kryptonite. Luckily, Melinda helped me out and suggested some kinds of things she'd like to do. So I brought her to a spot she had kind of forgotten about. Goshen Warm Springs is west of Santaquin about 10 minutes from the freeway. A mill was built there in 1920 to process silver from the mine just north. It was abandoned in 1925 when the mine no longer could supply the ore needed. A more complete history was published in 1971.



The first time we came here, I was still recovering from knee surgery, and couldn't make the climb up to see the ruins. We love to explore, so I thought it would be a fun way to spend some time alone together. The place is nearly always deserted, and in fact is illegal to visit, because recent tests showed elevated levels of heavy metals in the water, though it doesn't seem to affect the birds, the fishes or the muskrat we saw. Melinda's uncle gave her a very nice birding scope, so we took it along even though it's pretty early in the season for birding.



The water was extremely clear, and a certain shade of blue-green. We wondered if it was due to the pollution. Melinda also took some pictures with her "Diana", an odd little camera that is supposed to take odd little pictures. We hope they all turn out, because we really don't know what we're doing with it.
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1 comment:

holtkamp said...

the diana camera looks cool! you should get geli to model for you ha, ha!