On Friday, my business partner, Robin Lucy (www.royalkingdomassociates.com) and I went up past Black Hawk to the Missouri Lakes subdivision in Mid Gilpin County. Our mission was to try to find and dig up a septic tank lid prior to this coming Tuesday's inspection....just trying to save our buyer some money....well, we actually found it!!! The septic hadn't been pumped in five years and understory had grown over all of the disturbed soil. But having lived and worked in the mountains for 12 years, I used my experience to render an educated guess.
Robin, thank goodness, was in charge of the shovel and he proved very capable. So with some good guess work and a strong arm, we were able to located the lid and dig it up without much effort. We had allowed ourselves plenty of time so when we accomplished our task in record time, we decided to detour to Central City where a hot rod rally was being hosted.
We arrived as the participants were still setting up, so we ducked into the Century Casino for a quick craps lesson. If you didn't know, as of July 2, 2009, the betting limits have been raised from $5 to $100....but it was only 10 a.m. on a Friday so the casino was relatively quiet, which was a great opportunity for us to observe and learn. The employees manning the table were great and explained to us the basics of the game. But no, we didn't play at all.
Back outside, the rally was really gearing up. Some of these beautiful old cars were incredible. The live band was playing oldies and the growing crowd loved it. Hope you enjoy some of these photos and for some of you, it will bring back memories!
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