Saturday, January 20, 2007
Day Tripping / Part 1 ~ Ghost Town
I was at the back of the church checking tomb stones and old iron gates out. As I slowly made my way to the side of the church, I saw something out of the corner of my eye. It was a beautiful white owl! I must have gasped because the owl twisted its head to look at me, quite possessively. I fumbled to get my camera in place to get a shot of it, but it lifted quickly, soaring its way to the next tree. As I began to chase it, from one tree to another, and another…, it headed to the front of the church and swooped to the side. While I was running and fumbling with my camera I almost ran right into my Step Dad. Looking at me, he seemed quite startled and puzzled as to why I was running so frantically. I thought it was obvious that I was trying to find the owl and that I was on its tail.
I ask him out of breath, “Did you see it? Where did it go?”
He asked in reply, dumbfounded, but interested, “See what?”
I said, “Are you sure you didn’t see it? It was the biggest white owl with wings out to here!!” (Eyes large and stretching my arms out wide, describing the owl as a child would.)
He said, “Really!?” and then started helping me look for it… However, it was gone! It just disappeared!
Was it a ghost? (Wink)
But I had a great day!
For more information on this Chinese Camp you can go to: http://www.ghosttowns.com/states/ca/chinese.html