We went in and walked around downtown Silverton this afternoon. Lots of little touristy shops and old buildings.
I stocked up on some cool rock jewelry — a turquoise pendant on an 18" cord:
An agate ring:
And another pendant to put on the same cord — I can't remember what the guy said this purple stuff was, but it's cool and hard to capture in a photo:
The guy in the gem shop gave us a couple of tips, and one of them we're going to follow on Saturday evening: Montagne Distillers in Silverton — a craft distiller of award-winning rum made from scratch by hand. Saturday evening they have live music and rum drinks and tapas, and they have a rooftop bar. We're there!
After exploring town a bit, we drove up to the Hillside Cemetery and looked around. We didn't do the full tombstone exploration mission we plan to, just a quick pass this time:
Here's a shot from the cemetery that gives you the whole picture of things: