We had a quiet day yesterday with our usual morning walk.
Monday, June 28, 2021
Sunday, June 27, 2021
We have been busy with guests. Daughter number 2 and family are visiting from Atlanta. They have four young adults in their twenties. Three are still in college.
We all went in a beautiful hike the second day they were here.
Although every day since has been wet and cold. Yes that is a cloud floating along at ground level below Roundtop Mtn.
Sunday, June 20, 2021
On our morning walk we occasionally stop at our favorite coffee shop .
Meet Mandy, she runs the place. Not only does she run the place, she bakes all of the pastries that they offer and they have the best blueberry muffins I have ever tasted. One day I stopped by pickup something else, and happened to tell her how good they were. When I was leaving she ran after me. She had bagged up the three blueberry muffins she had left and said “ here these are for you”.That is just how sweet she is.
One unusual thing about Mandy.
She and her husband live up on the side of a mountain in a yurt similar to this one. I think, actually know for sure that she is the first person I have ever met who lives in a yurt!
How about ? Do you know anyone who lives in a yurt?
Saturday, June 19, 2021
Friday, June 18, 2021
Wednesday, June 16, 2021
I have posted pictures of our lake south of town which is where the town gets it’s name..Lake City.
We also have a sizable creek, Henson Creek and it flows into a river The Lake Fork Of The Gunnison River just a couple of blocks from the center of town. This is the exact spot where this happens..See those trees? Well,
behind them sits a darling, though a bit rustic cabin of some friend of ours. They live here in the summer and on the west coast of Mexico in a little beach town all winter. During the summer the wife runs a little beauty shop and he in addition the cutting hair, and giving massages is a part time Deputy Sheriff . Working just four months out of the year affords them the opportunity of being beach bums all winter.Not a bad life…
Tuesday, June 15, 2021
Yes we actually have a movie theater in this tiny mountain town.
It is really not much to look at,
Sunday, June 13, 2021
Friday, June 11, 2021
Since we arrived in the mountains, where we will spend the summer we try to walk every morning.
This morning we drove three miles south to Lake San Cristobal. There is a road that circles the lake, which is paved on one side and dirt on the other. No, we don’t walk all the way around the lake. That would be over seven miles. We like to walk on the dirt side where there is less traffic.. Usually we wait until it warms up a bit, but this morning we headed out early and it was a crisp 43 degrees.
The Lake Fork of the Gunnison River meanders through a marshy are that is full of wildlife. .before emptying into the lake.
Wednesday, June 9, 2021
Monday, June 7, 2021
Several years ago Tom’s nephew and his wife were visiting and we discovered beautiful fields of Lupine blooming while driving through the mountains.
Thursday, June 3, 2021
Americans are starting to venture out, but few are traveling aboard on vacation this summer. That means they are on the highways, many of them vacationing in the mountains. Therefore it it not easy to find a hotel or motel on the road, especially if that road leads to the mountains. We like to drive most of the fourteen hours to our destination the first day leaving a shorter drive the second day, but rooms were very scarce in the town where we wanted to overnight. So we ended staying in the tiny town of Monte Vista Co. It’s in the middle of the San Juan Valley famous for being the place where the almost extinct Whooping Cranes summer. Potatoes are grown around here and even though flat there are mountains off in every direction.