After lunch Jack and Marilyn picked us up and we drove to the Copper mine. It was a beautiful drive, the sun was shining and all traces of the wind and rain storms had vanished. We drove through the cities (towns?) of Jordan, and Daybreak before we wound our way up the piles of tailings (the material left over after the copper is extracted) to the visitor center.
|big boys watching the trucks|
|the white truck following the haul truck is a full sized delivery type van - for comparison|
|Jack reading the specs. on one of the haul truck's huge tire.|
Each truck uses 6 of these monsters, they cost $25,000 each and are only used for about 9 months before they need to be replaced.
|Are you sure it isn't in here Marilyn?|
After our mine visit, we all went out to another stellar dinner at Trio. Oh, and right next door was a sweet little bakery, so I just had to nip in for some "goodies" for the drive tomorrow.....
Get a load of Dave's huge meatball! Do you think he ate it all? He either didn't know he was going to be in the picture, OR he's tired of me taking his picture, I'm not sure which was the case. At any rate, dinner was delightful, we sat outside under misters surrounded by planters of small, colorful flowers. What a lovely way to end this visit with our friends.
|This one is for you, JoAnn....it was right across from us. notice the leveling blocks under the front tire. they're the ones Dave told you about....|
|A beautiful end to a beautiful visit. Thanks Jack and Marilyn.|
Jeannie, this was a beautiful sunset ,but I think the ones over the valley on Reservoir Road can rival the best, don't you?