Then we took a ride about the area. We rode over to Turquoise Lake which was very close to us, There was still lots of snow on the ground, but not on the roads.
We stopped at the Race Series Headquarters for the Leadville Race Series Bike & Run.
The building below is the Tabor Opera House built by Horace and "Baby Doe" Tabor.
Leadville was also home to "Doc" Holiday and the "Unsinkable" Molly Brown.
This building was a very large Antique Mall covering two floors. It was absolutely packed with vintage items, including clothing, jewelry, and other Leadville treasures.
The first floor had been a hardware store and we couldn't figure out the upstairs. There were about 7 single rooms off a long hallway. We thought it might have been a hotel, or a brothel, but the sign at the bottom of the stairs said they were offices.
The downstairs had the original woodwork and shelves just packed with treasures.
We also found a "Quilt Shop" or so it was called. It actually had vintage clothes, buttons, fabric and some quilts already made. The lady said she had been there 30 years and it showed. Jam packed!!!
The houses in Leadville were so interesting. Many of them looked like they had been recently painted and updated with the Victorian style. Some had bright colors, but few were plain white.
A snow storm was brewing, but not for us,
Tomorrow we head for Grand Junction.