Monday, March 18, 2013

Retreat decompression

OMG! Did I have a fab time or what? I need a little decompression time tonight, but I will share a little over the next few days.

Here are the snaps I took arriving at the retreat center:

The Old West town ofVirginia City is perched up high in the mountains, somewhere just under 7,000 ft above sea level. I was surprised that I could feel the extra pressure on my lungs, but was otherwise fine, a couple of people experienced nose bleeds and other altitude sickness symptoms, which is always a bit of a drag to have. It was worth it for the amazing sensation of the air at such a height.

These buildings were on the left of the road as I drove down. I am not sure what they were, but were obviously original and now just part of the ghost town.

Speaking of ghosts.... The retreat center is one of America's most haunted buildings. Many groups of ghost hunters visit and record the paranormal activity. Interestingly, the building was once a hospital run by nuns and the ghosts are said to be previous patients. The window free printmaking room was originally the morgue. Had I known that BEFORE the trip, I am not sure I would have been in there alone at Midnight....


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