Monday, June 1, 2015

On The Road Again

Good Morning, we had a nice sleep in the town of Trinidad, Colorado ...and we are ready to hit the road again. But, first..I forgot to show you pictures of the town of Electra..There are a few of you, that read my recent post about the wealthy, feisty Electra Waggoner. I had quoted, that her Daddy named a town after her. Well, further research tells me that the towns people did that, because they were so happy that her Dad had successfully lobbied the railroad to make a station in their small town bordering the ranch..
 My Tom was a sweetheart to turn around, and get off the highway, so that I could take pictures.

I can only imagine the town in it's heyday. But, oh my, it is looking a bit sad.

I didn't see many people about...So we headed on up the road.

Meanwhile we have made it to Colorado.We left the hotel about 7am
The first thing I saw reminded me of Teresa at Run a Round  Ranch Report. Two happy horses.

This was the view behind  them...yes those are the snow covered Rocky Mountains!

The views just kept getting prettier and prettier

but we needed to stop for flowers.
This is the last nursery before we head over the hills. No room in the car for the hanging baskets, so we will pick them up on Tuesday. We knew that we needed to stop and pay for this place sells out early.

Stopped to take a picture of the mighty Rio Grande River, which starts in Colorado.

Actually it starts right here. These are the head waters in the remote county where we spend our summers.

Finally..the last pass. Yes, there is still snow on Slum.

Yep we are home!

 Welcome to downtown Lake City, Colorado. Looks rather quiet still...but it's anything but sad. Stay tuned!


  1. What beautiful scenery. Bet you can't wait to get your hanging baskets up and just sit admiring the terrific views you have there.

  2. Oh my goodness. This makes me want to take a road trip!!!

  3. hooray for arrival! thanks for thinking of me. :) saw some pretty horses, pretty fences, too! :)

    i did read your post on electra but i couldn't think of one nice thing to say about her (she sounded positively dreadful to me!) so i don't think i commented at all. :)

    1. I hear ya. I think history is interesting..and some people are not remembered in a kind way. I sure would like to find something about her that was worth remembering.

  4. Pretty pictures! Makes me so excited to come up there. See you in a month!

  5. Those mountains are achingly beautiful... practically inviting the climber!

  6. Lucky you! I adore Colorado and have visited many times. We looked at townhomes at one time, but decided to just be vacationers as our family is in Iowa and Texas. Thought we should probably live in one (or both) of those places! How blessed you are! I look forward to reading your posts about your life in the mountains.

  7. So nice to read and see your roadtrip to Colorado, I enjoined it very much!

  8. A very good collection of scenes helps me imagine your trip.