When Mama first announced that our first stop would be the ghost town, Shaniko, I was skeptical. I was imagining a super creepy abandoned town that had a few ghosts. On the other hand, I also pictured one of those tourist trap towns that have the reenactments with the shootouts at high noon in the middle of the main street.
I definitely was not expecting the cute little town that we found. It's not quite tourist season so only a few of the shops/buildings-turned-museums were actually open. We just wandered through town and poked our heads into the few buildings that were open. I had a blast running around with the camera.
It was a fun pit stop and we enjoyed a picnic lunch there...in the car. It was too windy and cold to sit outside on one of the many picnic benches. Would I visit again? Heck yeah, if I'm in the area I'd love to see the town when everything is open. But it was fun this time having free reign to explore without anyone around except a few other photographers and road trippers.