Saturday, July 10, 2010

Road Trip!!!!

Off we go for a summer wedding to take place in Telluride, Colorado. We are staying north of Telluride, at the top of mountain at 9300 feet! We drove through a long canyon and then break into high meadow where the house sits. This is the view of the front of the house looking south. The view is Wilson Peak, one of the fourteeners in Colorado. You couldn't ask for a better view that's for sure. Early morning deer and elk come out of the aspens to graze on the meadow and yesterday a black bear was spotted running into the trees. The first evening there we saw a herd of 200+ elk descend from the aspens into the meadow behind the house. What a sight! Before arriving at this awesome view and the sod covered house, we drove through some wonderful landscapes--several pull outs to take in the view was a priority. At one stop we viewed 20 million years in the making--lake outside of Gunnison and the mesa. At another turn we drove into Black Canyon of Gunnison National Park--being seniors and having a senior pass is the best bargain!
Meet Jim, our host for Rancho Deluxe. If you ever want to stay in the Telluride area, this is the place to stay. Jim offers a horse ride into the mountains, trout fishing from one of his ponds and BBQ elk dinner. Besides that, Jim is an interesting man! Meet Jim's horses.
All saddled and ready for a ride. This fence borders a natural spring which runs along the forest access road.
Wonderful spring water bubbles along and over rocks--what a great sound!
Our stay at Rancho Deluxe was five nights for the price of four--what a bargain. Another day we ventured into Telluride--next post will offer some photos from that day.

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