Phannie

Phannie
Photo taken at Winchester Bay, Oregon

Friday, September 29, 2017

Colorado and Fall Colors

At Enchanted Trails RV Park, Albuquerque, New Mexico...

We had a nice reunion with old friends Bubba and LouAnn at Priest Gulch Campground near Dolores, Colorado:




Here are our rigs, parked right on the bank of the Dolores River:



This is a very peaceful wooded setting at about 8,000 ft. above sea level, so it is a nice cool place to escape the Texas heat in the summertime. Since we were there in late September, there was already quite a chill in the air, with the temperature getting down to around 25 degrees one night while we were here. What we were really interested in seeing was the fall color in the mountains, and that did not disappoint. Take a look at these photos:


Near Ridgway, Colorado

Near Silverton, Colorado
Even when we weren't blessed with fall color views, the scenery in the clean autumn air was just magnificent:


Near Ouray, Colorado

Near Telluride, Colorado
Driving on the "Million Dollar Highway," we made a brief visit to Ouray, Colorado, a place we hadn't seen in decades, and we liked it so much that we have vowed to return next summer, if possible:



We are headed south from here, returning to our Livingston, Texas address of record to take care of some auto registration and driver's license renewals. Then we will continue to Conroe, where we will be in and out for the next few months. We are going to miss the Colorado mountains and our friends, for sure. 


Thank you, Lord, for this wonderful life; please forgive me if I don't appreciate it enough each day.

I had rather own little and see the world than to own the world and see little of it.  --Alexander Sattler

21 comments:

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    1. Oh, thanks! This was our first visit to Colorado in the fall, but it won't be our last. It was just beautiful!

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  2. Such amazing photos, love the fall colors, Now to enjoy Texas for the next few months.

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    1. Nature was really showing out, George.

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  3. oh wow. . .spectacular pics. . .well done! See you in Texas. . .

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    1. Thank you for the kind remark, Janice, and thanks to you and Dave for helping make this a wonderful summer. See you soon in our glorious Texas!

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  4. Beautiful pics Mike, we hope to travel thru Colorado on our way down this fall, if the weather holds. Safe travels, looking forward to meeting this winter.

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    1. Hi, Bill; we are too! You will be doing yourself a favor if you get here when the trees are turning.

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  5. Thanks for sharing Mike. Great pics! I closed up shop early for the Winter and I'm already in AZ. Sad I missed the Fall colors.

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    1. Hi, Gary! Bummer! We are so glad we did this. Hope to do it again next fall.

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    1. You'll be glad you did, Merikay! This was our first visit in the fall, and it won't be our last.

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  7. Incredible pics. Enjoy the chile in Albuquerque. Remember that Sadie's may be hot enough for you :-)

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    1. We didn't stay in Albuquerque long enough to get our fill of good ole New Mexican chiles. However, if you like fresh seafood (yes, in Albuquerque!), go to the Crackin' Crab restaurant. They do seafood boils that are scrumptious!

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  8. Beautiful scenery and pictures. I saw you posted on Merikay's blog that you're going to be in Yuma in February. We will be there too at Fortuna de Oro RV Resort. Let's get together!

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    1. Excellent! We will look you up for sure; we'll be at The Palms.

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    2. We stayed at The Palms a few years ago. Nice place.

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  9. Glad you liked it! I hope you clicked on the photos; they look even better when you do that. Believe it or not, these were made with a relatively inexpensive Canon digital camera--a 240 SX. Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. The photos and your trip north are most outstanding. But, this is Oct 19th and I have been needing a Mills fix. I have been checking off and on for the past two weeks and nothing. Hope all is well and you guys are enjoying the family. I'll keep waiting. Eventually something will come to you to write about. Enjoy Mike and Sandy.

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    1. Thanks, Doug. It's nice to be missed. We have been on a break here in Conroe with the kids. I'll see if I can get something going. Shame on me!

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