The weather was beautiful for our day in Creede, Co, which is about an hour over the mountain.
Our first stop was North Clear Creek Falls. There is no admission charge here, beautiful views all around, and picnic tables for a quick lunch.
Creede, like Lake City, is on the map because of mining back in the late 1800's. Most of the mines were straight ahead, in these hills. Creede was a little rougher around the edges, back in those days, than Lake City....Quite a few outlaws called this place home.
Today it just oozes charm, with cute shops
and a nice selection of places to eat. At this place you can eat indoors, or out on the garden terrace. We have also stayed overnight here. There are about five rooms upstairs. A good choice is one of the remodeled rooms on the front, so you can people watch from the balcony.
We ended our day with reservations for dinner on Antler's Ranch ,where they have a great chef.
We had plans to eat on their deck
which is right of the banks of the mighty Rio Grande River;it's headwaters just up the hill,
but our weather went downhill. No, this is not an old holiday shot. Many of us keep a Christmas tree up all year here in the mountains.
The rain finally stopped, and our waitress told us we may want to go outside and see the the rainbow.
A perfect ending to a wonderful day.
Come back tomorrow, and I will show you the wildlife we found in the road, on the trip back over the mountain!