It’s Just Around the Corner – A Party Invitation!

When going on an adventure, you take a risk.

You never know what you might find.

Is anybody home?

By stepping outside your comfort zone, you learn about the world and yourself.

We found a cabin built over a placer mine along an old mining road in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Chinked logs held together by nails, spit and courage. I know, but it sounded good in my head.

 Remnants of another life.

A path made by wildlife or virtual partiers from post to post. Wait. What?

You never know what you will find around the corner, but I do know this. Wednesday, July 11th is Use Me and Abuse Me Day – The Breckenridge Edition. Here is your chance to gain a few more subscribers and find a few more friends to follow. All I ask is that you consider subscribing to my blog. Start looking for a link you would like to leave in my comment section. It can be anything from a Youtube video, a blog post or book you would like to promote. Be ready to have some fun and click on a few links too. Tell them Susie sent you and they will click back.

Now rest up because this is going to be an adventure you don’t want to miss.

Spread the word!

When was the last time you discovered something new in your area? 

All photos by Susie Lindau

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    1. Thanks Guapo. It was. It looked like rain when first peeked outside and up in the mountains, that is unusual.My photos were so blue from the lighting. I am glad we risked it. Lightning when hiking up there is nothing to fool around with. It never really rained more than a few drops, but Boulder got a real deluge!
      Love Talking Heads! Have a great week and I hope to see you on Wednesday!


  1. Nice pics…is there a mine shaft there still? Love the song. 🙂

    Something new here… it’s been a while. There are hiddens, out and about. In New England, every old stone wall is a story in itself, because each assembled as people cut trees and tilled land, removing rocks from planting land by setting them along boundaries. I had an old one on our property, but the fool builder excavated it.


    1. They filled up the placer mine. I think I will link that on Wikipedia now that I think of it.
      I love those stone walls. Too bad the builder got rid of it!
      Thanks Nelle! Hope to see you Wednesday!


    1. Thanks Natalie!
      So true! We had just discovered this trail. In the past it had a Private Property sign on it. The forest service opened it up and there are a couple of trails yet to explore!
      Hope to “see” you Wednesday!


  2. Exploring in the woods sounds super. That’s a great find. I’ve camped in a couple of woods in my youth, it was fun!
    I might not make it to your party, I’m flying out to England tonight. Have a fun time and I hope to catch up with you ont t’internet as my favorite UK comedian says (Peter Kay) 🙂


    1. Hey thanks Jules! Much appreciated!

      Spit and duct tape. Every home owner learns to use both. Even during the covered wagon days.

      “Whoa Nellie. Just lost gol durned wagon wheel. I’ll just pull out this here duct tape from my saddle bag and we’ll be back on the dusty trail in no time!”


  3. Nice pix. Roxy seemed unimpressed but I’m sure if she was a boy-dog and anything like my childhood hound, Mean Streak, she’d be baptizing every splinter in sight. As a Gotham city resident I don’t have to go very far for new sights. Yesterday I noticed that a building a block away from my sanctum sanctorum that’s been a vacant dilapidated shell for a few years is now covered in a giant net so it should be undergoing a gazillion dollar gut renovation shortly.


    1. It would be cool if they **IMPLODED** it! Love those videos of buildings collapsing.

      Roxy has been known to “leave her mark,” but only when she gets nervous and can smell a predator. I don’t know whether it was a bear or a mountain lion that she got wind of when we were hiking, but she started shaking, stopped dead in her tracks and started peeing on every bush, fallen branch and tree trunk back to the car. It was hilarious and creepy!
      Thanks so much!


    1. I am so glad that you came on a virtual hike with us! I got tons of photos, but narrowed it down to the cabin. We found the “new” trail and will be prepared to go exploring further next time.
      Hope to “see” you at the party on Wednesday!


  4. Ooo… another party? Those are fun! I’ll be there… with bells on!

    Isn’t it cool what you can find out and about? Spit and courage… good one!


    1. Thanks for stopping by! So true that friends and family make life one big adventure.
      Come back on Wednesday when the party begins and leave a link to one of your posts. You will have a lot of fun meeting other bloggers!


  5. What a fun find! Think of the hopes and expectations when it was built. I liked the Chinked logs held together by nails, spit and courage thing. In fact, I’m impressed you knew about ‘chinked logs’… I once did that work.

    I’m leaving for a two week campout, high up in the Sequoia National Forrest… so I will miss your next party, and the dance exhibition that sure to accompany. I would have shamelessly promoted my PhotoLog at … I guess I will have to wait till your next party.


    1. What kind of work did you do? Sounds like a work out!
      You can always check out the links when you get back. 🙂 People check out those posts all the time. I think they are curious because of the title! Abuse Me catches their attention!
      Have fun in the wilderness and take lots of pictures!”


    1. Up in Breck! We go up there a lot and this was a new trail at least to us! We used to walk by the entrance and it was always marked “private road.” It may have been open for a while! Hahaha!
      Thanks so much Nifti! I hope you’ll stop by with a link on Wednesday!


  6. Love your pics, Susie; you must have had a wonderful time exploring! I will try to get here on Wednesday to join the party! 🙂 ~ Julie xox


    1. Roxy is always getting in the photos somehow! I would imagine she would have been in a lot more if we had her “off leash!”
      Hope you will stop by with a link on Wednesday!


  7. Ok two things here:
    1) Thank you for “Use Me and Abuse Me” Days. Great idea and you started it. I have just the piece I want others to see.
    2) “Chinked logs held together by nails, spit and courage. I know, but it sounded good in my head.”
    It sounded much better than you think. May mark me as weird, but I, not only, understand what you meant, I agree with the image. Three things to hold life together
    A) Nails – good foundation of building
    B) Spit – strong efforts needed to even live in those times.
    C) Courage – wouldn’t be there without it, let alone stay.


    1. Thanks Boomiebol! Don’t forget to “Abuse Me” on Wednesday. Come back with a link to one of your blog posts and click on a few new bloggers you have never met! It is a virtual party day complete with dancing!


  8. Incredible photos, Susie! Love your note about stepping outside our comfort zones. 🙂

    Just a lil note to everyone who pops by: You really should consider subscribing to Susie’s blog. She always has something fun cooking for her readers, and is an ultra-supportive pal, too. Can’t wait to paaaar-TAY!


  9. Great pictures, Susie! I love finding things like that. It really brings out the explorer in me. I would have been all over that. And your pictures bring it to life. The logs look like giant Lincoln logs! LOL.


    1. Thanks Debra! There are several old log cabins in the area, but none that are as intact as this one! Who knows whats down the road. We will hit the trail again soon!
      They did remind me of toy logs! Amazing to think someone used an ax to make those chinks!
      Hope you have time to come by on Wednesday!


      1. Wednesday sounds like a blast! But alas, I’ll be on the road. Hitting Comic-Con that day. Probably won’t get much if any social media in. 😐 Candace might kick my butt if she finds me playing on the blogs. Hehehe

        Can’t wait to hear about more cool discoveries you make!


  10. Oh I love parties! I’ll have to get a new dress. And probably some matching shoes as well. Is there still time to schedule a mani/pedi before the party?

    Cool thing to discover in the woods! Great photos.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt


    1. Yes there is definitely enough time to get dolled up! Especially if it is virtual! I wonder what I am going to wear… Hmmm.. I wore the green chiffon last time.
      Thanks so much! See you Wednesday!


  11. Great pics, Susie. What a wonderful find, almost like taking a detour into the past, huh? Reminds me of the movie Jeremiah Johnson that hubby and I watched last week! Hmm, now I need to figure out what to wear to your party…


  12. So cool. What a way to invite people to your hook-up parties. IYKWIM. Alas, I’ll be on an airplane, so I’ll likely miss most of the fun.


    Maybe the airport will have free Wifi so I can check things out for a few minutes. Fingers crossed and raising my virtual glass to you now!

    If you get a chance, will you bop over to my place and leave Tech a note. He’s at overnight camp, and I’m collecting stories to send to him. Would love an original Susie Lindau comment. Two rules: Don’t be sad and be funny! 😉


    1. Sounds Fun! I will leave a note with Tech!
      I just finished the most ridiculous video ever. I really must have lost it. Yes, there is dancing! At least I own my dorkiness! Hahaha!
      Have fun and check in anytime. Bloggers check back all the time and leave and click on links!
      Thanks so much Renee! It is so good to see you here!


  13. I’m always amazed when I finally notice something — a house, a store, a monument — that I’ve passed hundreds of times without seeing it. Sometimes it helps to get out of the car and walk. We miss a lot when we drive.

    Here the link to a post I published two years ago. It’s about my unbelievable incompetence with video cameras. I’d do some pretty serious revising if I were writing it today, but too late.


    1. You should come back tomorrow and post the link on ,my Use Me and Abuse Me Day post. Then the party really begins! Many will stop by with a link while looking for new bloggers to follow like yourself!
      Besides, you have to see my new dance video. It is ridiculous!

      So true that we miss so much in our cars. It takes effort to get out and poke around, but it is always worth it!
      I hope to see you tomorrow!
      I’ll be posting around 7-ish Mountain Time!


      1. How appropriate that I chose a post about my incompetence. Obviously, I can’t follow directions. I’ll try again tomorrow. Thanks, Susie. By the way, I’ve already watched your dance video, and thought it was great.


  14. These pictures are absolutely stunning. And I love your sense of adventure! This looks like an amazing time. These are the times that make for a good life. Maybe that sounds corny but I mean it.


  15. I love that line: Chinked logs held together by nails, spit and courage.

    Okay, my Colorado friend, what is “placer?” I lived in Placer County in Northern California, and never did ask what it meant. Now that I’ve moved south, now my Buff friend uses it in a post?? What gives? 🙂


    1. No ghosts! Just that little rusty pail. I love how people leave those artifacts for others to see. 🙂 Thanks Smidgen!
      I hope you will come back tomorrow for the Use Me and Abuse Me day! It’s going to be a fun party with some Dance Bombing!


  16. Glad to hear you got rain, I spent the morning providing a drink for my thirsty garden and writing today’s post… it always takes more time than I budget, but it’s worth it.
    thanks for the invite, I always think my latest is greatest, but went back in time for another post.
    I’ve been following since father’s day and your post about your dad –it was great to go back in time… thanks, again. Working at Making the Days Count and looking forward to the ride!


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