This week’s Thursday Trek shares the 2nd part of my vacation in Colorado. I seem to be still in the time warp. Seriously…where does it go? I’ve been busy, starting my business of being a writer. Funny how much time consists of the “writing” part. Not much. Mostly it’s marketing of self.
But onto part two. I believe I was leaving Ridgway, Colorado when I bailed out on you a few weeks ago. The drive to Telluride is mountainous, gorgeous. After ogling at Ralph Lauren’s 800-plus acres with the Sneffels Mountain range behind them, you’ll want to put your eyes back on the road. The windy two lanes are busy and one must be on the lookout for wildlife crossing the road. Wind your way around Telluride and continue to Delores and you will never run out of things to pull over and take pictures of. Deep blue lakes, snow-capped mountains, lush green valleys, national forests, and wildlife are in abundance while traffic and humans are not. It was a great, unhurried drive.
Dolores is a great spot to stop for lunch. Hit up Riverfront Bar & Grill for a decent burger while you watch your cares flow down the stream. We took a shortcut over Hwy 184 to avoid Cortez and caught 160 in Mancos to head towards Durango.
We stayed on DeGoatsnSheep Ranch. What a treat. A small cabin for accommodations backed right into the hillside with deer joining us for our evening craft brew from Durango’s Animas Brewing Company. Got a tour of the farm, met the sheep, goats and resident rodent catcher cat. Quiet and cozy, we would stay here again if ever in this area for sure.
Durango was a crazy, young, hip town. I felt a little old for the crowd, but it was cool to visit. Beautiful San Juan mountains surrounding it, and the Animas River running through, it was busy and very high energy. One day we took the Soaring Tree Top Adventures Zip Line that was unbelievable. Hopefully, you’ll read about that elsewhere!
One last thing, on the day we left, we visited Pleasant Journey Alpaca Farm. Again, hopefully, you’ll be reading about that elsewhere. But, suffice it to say that it was an eye-opening experience. If the writing thing doesn’t work out, I’m considering just having an Alpaca Farm. What a joy!
Well, that’s the trip in a nutshell. We had a blast!
Thanks as always for reading.