The honeymoon was winding down,
but we took the suggestion of our host and hostess to visit a
little nearby town called Murphys. It was a mining town
in the heart of the mother load country. Specifically, we visited
the Krautz Ironstone winery. It is odd for teetotalers to visit
a winery recommended by teetotalers; however, what a place: so
very beautiful in the midst of such rough country. A restful day
it was and Brian managed to spot a Pierce Arrow in the parking
lot. The museum was open and well worth a look, especially since
it contains the worlds largest nugget of gold. The tour
was very interesting with the music room organ quite a highlight.
It comes with many ranks of pipes and a computer system, which
records exactly what the organist plays. This system allows tour
groups to hear the organ being played in the absence of an organist.
And yes, it does play selections from Phantom of the Opera.
The anniversary celebration was not lost in the wake of the airport
meeting or the trip to Murphys. On the way home from Murphys
we stopped at the grocery store and Joyce picked up all that was
necessary to create a wonderful five-course meal. This confirmed
to the senior Linns my wisdom in choosing Joyce! We had a great
evening of food, fun and fellowship. Naturally, bread was served!