TWO YOUNG TEENS + 66 YEARS = A 66 YEAR LONG MARRIAGE


There is a very nice (luxurious to Patty and me) hotel that is housed in the . building that was used by the Kennecott Mining Co. as the headquarters and housing facility for the now closed mining operation. The copper ore eventually played out and the mine and all of the facilities used to process the ore were abandoned in 1938. The property has since been developed as a tourist destination. We stayed at the hotel and we explored the remains of the ore processing facility. The enormous Kennecott glacier is just a stone throw away from the lodge is a big plus for us. But I confess that the real reason we went there is that the mine has a reputation of being difficult to get to; it is very isolated. You can go by car or ‘cheat’ by flying there in a small plane. We decided to get there by car. You are probably wondering how difficult can it be to drive the seventy miles it takes to get there. Your first clue is when you are informed your rental car insurance is null and void if you use your car for the trip. You learn that the reasoning is that the ‘road’ to the lodge is the roadbed of the long abandoned railroad and is not used by any car recovery services. You are on your own if you choose to go by car!

 

Published by THE OLD MACHINIST

I am 87 years old and married for 65 years. My wife passed away in 2016. I am a retired engineer and spent 35 years developing INS gyroscopes. I was a High School mentor in physics, a mountaineer, a model builder, a machinist and I have a degree in Physics. My interests include railroad history and photography, science history, cosmology, interesting people, and old engineering drawings. I place a high value on my friendships. I enjoyed my life and I am trying to look forward with a sense of anticipation and curiosity.

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