So the weekend before the 4th we headed up to Cascade. Eric's parents wanted to prep the cabin for some remodeling they're having done, so I took the kids away for part of the day to give them some room to work. It was SO much fun. 10 years ago when Eric and I lived in Cascade for the summer, we rode our bikes past this cute little ghost town called Roseberry. It was a bustling town a hundred years ago, but now is super tiny and quiet, with historic buildings dotting the town. In the middle of the town is a general store, which was closed when we rode by. We peeked in the windows and it looked so charming! Made to look like it did all those years ago when the town was thriving. I thought it would be fun to take the kids out there to see if the general store was open, and to grab some ice cream along the way.
After going through a few more buildings (Aspen loved exploring them; it made me really happy) we headed off to the Finnish cemetery. One of the women working at the general store had told me how to find it. Here it is above. Isn't it quaint? On the right is the church, and the cemetery is on the left. The kids were pretty tired at this point and ready for some ice cream, so we didn't get out. Next time. We didn't get to see the craft fair either; the kids and I decided to make Roseberry a 4th of July tradition!!