GOLDTOWN - SAINT BATHEN'S
Trip Start Dec 03, 2008
73Trip End Oct 14, 2009
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Saint Bathan's is a little famous place right on Blue Lake. It is a lake that was formed from gold-miners when they basically blasted away an entire hill. There is a little hotel in town and a post office. Besides a few houses, that's it. The hotel is haunted too. They have a bar there so we went to check it out. The story is that a "woman of the night" was strangled in room #1 over a gold nugget. The hotel worker told us she had never seen anything but other co-workers have. Spooky. We enjoyed a couple of beers at the hotel but I would definitely rather stay in our tent. The post office was also a little store/museum but that was closed because the lady who owned it had recently died! One day we decided to try and find this Rail Trail - an old railroad that they took out and replaced as a bike/walking path. If we had planned better I would have loved to rent bikes, but the ride took 5 days
We had a great time in St. Bathan's cooking on our little grill and eating baked beans and toast. One night we made sausages, so that wasn't so bad. It was nice to be in the middle of no where, have the mountains and nothing but the cows deafening sounds.
From St. Bathen's we kept to the road and looked for jobs along the way. We did a few other interesting things as well. Like in Alexandria we went to a Gypsy Carnival. It was scary and...well...strange. There were about 20 tents of Gypsy's selling different things and about 6 visitors, including us, walking around. Some of them were standing in the middle of a field flinging ribbons around their heads as if they were following the beat to a lady singing with her guitar. Good thing it didn't cost anything. We also went to a town called Cromwell. I went to Church on Sunday and had to talk in front of the entire congregation when the mister asked if there were any visitors. It was like a movie, the place went silent and every head in the church turned to look at me. Ahhh! So I had to tell them my name and where I am from and what my religon is. Within 5 minutes after church, I had a lunch invitation and names of people to contact about jobs, from a different person. They are so darn nice here!