Friday, May 22, 2020

Telluride.......

7:40 am - Friday - May 22nd - Ridgway State Park, CO - 37° F, 44% humidity, wind 6 mph out of the southeast.......clear, blue, cold skies this morning with a forecast high today at RSP of 72° F.....the view this morning......↴


Thursday was reserved for a trip up to Telluride, a high end ski resort located at 8,400' elevation about 45 miles from Ridgway State Park.  We were on our way shortly after 10:30 am in Glenn and Laureen's Honda Element.  About 10 miles from Telluride we ran into some construction work, and had to stop for about 5 minutes before being waived on by a 'Flagman'.......


.......by 11:30 am we had reached Telluride, found a street side parking spot, and began our walk around this lovely mountain town.  Being so near lunch time we were hoping to find a restaurant serving customers, which also had some outdoor seating.......







The Butcher and Baker filled the bill to a 'T'.  Face masks were required to enter the establishment to place our orders so we gladly complied.   They had no brews to serve with their lunches, but they did have Bloody Mary's so TLE and I ordered one to share.  We both ordered their Grilled Chicken and Bacon sandwich.......


.....and then found seating outside at their cement tables where we quickly removed our face masks......


 
.......nothing like alfresco dining with good friends to cap off a wonderful sightseeing day!  After lunch we continued our walk around Telluride.......




.......found the car, and continued through town to where the pavement ended.  We found a dirt parking lot and took some more pictures looking up the canyon toward several waterfalls, which we were not expecting.......

A short video of the 4 water falls



That is a power generation station right next to Bridal Veil Falls!


.....by the time we got back in the Honda Element to begin our 1 hour drive home it was after 2 pm.  We stopped briefly to take this picture of some Elk cows......no bulls present......




.....we were home by 3:30 pm after another great day of sightseeing.  Telluride totally exceeded our expectations in every way.  This town is over 150 years old, and over those 150 years billions of dollars worth of silver, copper, and gold have been liberated from some 350 miles of underground tunnels.

There was very little wind Thursday afternoon, so we made plans to have one last fire before we depart Ridgway State Park.......



......there is a lot more to see in this area, but that will have to wait for another day.  On Friday Glenn and Laureen will head eastward to Colorado Springs to visit Glenn's brother and sister-in-law for a few days before rejoining us further north.....stay tuned!

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1 comment:

  1. Very, very beautiful. Amazing you saw those 4 waterfalls all in one area. When I made the trip that is one place I did not go and afterwards when I had heard more about it I wished I had visited.

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