Sunrise in Cisco - The Dainty Squid

Sunrise in Cisco

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Remember in this post when I mentioned that the very first stop on our roadtrip was a ghost town in Utah but my film photos didn't turn out so hot, and I wasn't exactly pleased with my digital ones either but maybe the photos really aren't that bad but are kind of overshadowed by the photos I am really pleased with from the trip? Yeah, that! I went back through all of the photos, edited them, and actually ended up really liking them. So, here are my photos from Cisco, Utah.
According to what I could find in my brief attempt at figuring out what happened to this town, Cisco was settled in the 1880's and served as water-refilling station for the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad. Cisco met it's demise when diesel and electric locomotives superseded the steam locomotive. The town is only mere minutes off the highway so vandals rapidly accelerated the town's journey into decrepitude. And perhaps it will mean more to you than it will to me, but Cisco was featured in Thelma and Louise, as well as Vanishing Point. Neither are movies special to me, but I can definitely appreciate the fact that might be why someone would be interested in this place.

I still hard time believing this really happened. Not just our amazing luck of finding a ghost town at sunrise the very first morning on the road, but the whole trip in general. When I think about it for too long I get a little teary eyed. That was honestly one of the best weeks of my life thus far. I don't know, maybe it's not really everyone's thing but if ever ever ever get the chance to spend a week exploring somewhere with someone you love or even by yourself, DO IT.
xoxo

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  1. Love your photos! A part of my home state I've never seen.

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    1. Thanks!! Utah is so beautiful. I wish we could have spent more time exploring around there.

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  2. I'd love to go exploring with you!!

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  3. These are beautiful! Especially that first one *_* Glad you decided to share!

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  4. COMPLETELY agree! Never pass up the opportunity to explore somewhere with someone you love. Gorgeous photos.
    Jordyn
    Pretty Lovely

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  5. Oh wow, that sounds so lovely. Having a road trip through the US is one of my biggest dream. I lived there a while ago but never managed to actually do it! Love your pics and I am in awe with the idea of a ghost town...

    Love from Germany and the -fatcatconnection-
    http://lasagnolove.blogspot.de/2014/07/summer-vacation-dreams.html

    Birdy

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  6. I really love the way the sunset is reflecting in the rail tracks in that top photo, so pretty

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    1. I know, isn't it gorgeous!? It was even more beautiful in person.

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  7. My sister and I were planning on going on a month long cross-country adventure this summer to explore. We ended up postponing it to next, but this makes me so excited for the possibilities! Love the photos as always xx

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    1. Well, have fun when you do go! I'm sure you'll have tons of fun! :)

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  8. Wow, I really can't get over that first photo. How gorgeous. Great, great shot.

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  9. As someone who is going to have completed two cross-country road trips this summer--I totally agree with you. They are literally the definition of the journey being more important than the destination. I can't wait until I do it again next year!

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    1. Wahoo! Two trips this summer? You lucky duck!

      I can't wait to hit the road again. Jeff and I have SO many places we want to drive around as soon as we get the chance.

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  10. Wow, that first photo is breathtaking. In fact, all of these photos are so hauntingly beautiful. That last paragraph makes me wish I wasn't without a car right now so I could go exploring somewhere far away from home.

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    1. Thank you, Jenn!

      Hey, you know what though? There is always some awesome to find close to home too! I've lived in Ohio my whole life and I'm still discovering new treasures this state has to offer.

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  11. Hi! I figured this looks like something you'd enjoy

    http://m.imgur.com/gallery/84EUN

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    1. HOLY SMOKESSSSS! That is insanely beautiful!

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  12. I am so glad you went back to these photos and posted them! They are gorgeous, and the colours are brilliant, you go to so many interesting places I don't know of any places like the ones you go to regularly, where I am in Australia... Maybe I just need to look harder?! X

    http://lacemountains.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Shani!

      Yeah, definitely look harder. I'm sure Australia is FULL of incredible places.

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  13. The first photo is perfection!! I've always wanted to visit a ghost town, I can't imagine how breath taking it must have been at sunrise!

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