A Colorado Thing

Guest post from Wendy L. Huston Robinson

I was born in Des Moines, Iowa but only lived there for a few years. My parents had a bug to be elsewhere and for a while, we travelled around. We lived in Seattle Washington for a short time and we camped and travelled quite a bit of the western United States.

When I was about 7 or 8 years old, we moved and stayed in Colorado. We moved up to an area north of Lake George, Colorado in 1976. We moved out in the middle of the National Forest to run a mining claim for a man we knew, it was The Gem mines. Mining such things as Amazonite or Amazon Stone, Smoky Quartz, and fluorite crystals. Beautiful rocks but I digress.

The first summer we pretty much camped and my dad built a tent structure (reminiscent of the old camp cabins…

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