Our Silver City Adventure

Tuesday was a highly anticipated day because we were once again going to the abandoned mining town of Silver City. Three years ago the D’s took us up to the same city, and we had such a blessed time in this electricity-free town, which is slowly being rebuilt by local townspeople.

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Enjoying the history in the hotel

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Thanks to Jesse for this capture!

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An old prison

We left around nine and arrived about eleven. After we walked around the city a bit, we headed further up into the mountains for lunch and a hike. In the middle of the beautiful hike just when we had reached the top of the mountain we were climbing, a thunderstorm came up, which they say is rare in Idaho. To avoid the lightning, we headed to the trucks.

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Exploring a mine.
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A fantastic time to cool off in a cool mine!

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Back in Silver City, we found a campsite for a campfire and picnic. We had such a great time of fellowship sitting around the fire and then moving under trees to avoid the on and off rain. The D’s generously provided us a hot dog roast and s’mores. Thank you so much D family!

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On the way home, it was very sobering to see five wild fires that had started from the lightning. As of Wednesday night one of the fires had burned over 1500 acres. Those fires are a stark reality to me of hell and the responsibility we as believers have to warn others of the fate to come.

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Smoke from the fires

Certainly it was an AMAZING day enjoyed by all. Thank you D’s.

Mary for the rest

“Thy righteousness is like the great mountains;
thy judgments are a great deep:
O LORD, thou preservest man and beast.
How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God!
therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings.”
Psalms 36:6-7

5 thoughts on “Our Silver City Adventure”

  1. Glad you all made it down from the mountain safely. Great pics of the sky and cloud formation. I have a love for weather watching. Thanks Jesse for the Model A. I had one of those in years past when my older children were still young. They loved going for a leisurely drive in it.
    Have classes of my own to attend today so I pray that you all as well as I have a blessed day
    Johnna

  2. Wow – it looks like you had a fab time! Silver City looks amazing – love all the photographs too.

    How lovely that you spend so much time together as a family – such a shame that it isn’t more common for families to actually enjoy being with each other! x

  3. How sweet that you could spend such a fun time with your friends (Good and godly friends are so hard to find). Our children love s’mores. We make miniature ones with animal crackers because you can’t get normal graham ones here. It makes them even more exciting.
    Bless you all.

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