I would like to believe "Life's Little Adventurers" blossomed into slightly bigger adventurers during their visit to Lovely Ouray, and that they had a memorable experience while here. Certainly being mauled by a pack of Dobermans is an "adventure" Jim will remember (the story grows embellished :)).
Hikes within the Red Mountain range are fraught with eye candy, "Postcards," every bit as compelling as a blonde behind the wheel of her little red Corvette. It's a weakness for some, the Mountain Porn that frolics out our Imax Windows. It's why we live in Lovely Ouray. Always will. I have yet to yawn over our "Movie," even in winter... although I occasionally wish the Director would edit out some of the cold.
I agree with Bayfield Al who commented on my last post, "I'm there on account of all the fantabulous scenery I haven't seen, am seeing or have seen before." No offense, Boonie, "Expectations" not withstanding, Natural wonder eye candy does not get old to most RV'ers... nor do I tire of my "supermodel" Energizer Bunny wife :)).
It wasn't quite a "nightmare," maybe just a bad dream, but we finally managed to overcome logistics of meeting place, weather, sleepyheads, broken alarm clocks, who rides with who... and landed nine hikers, two dozen hiking poles, three vehicles, and one rambunctious Coffee Girl dog, at the Grey Copper trailhead... before noon! Number ten, John Q, was there in spirit, as he escaped to rub elbows with the rich and famous over in Tinkle Town (Telluride). I'm not sure what John sees in their Box Canyon that bests our's. I guess he enjoys Hollywood glitter... the dime store cowgirls in Polo apparel, wrapped in Grateful Dead mink stoles, and shoed in designer Cowboy boots that never smooshed a single cow pattie. Hey John, be sure to tell Tom Cruise we said "Hi," and that we're sorry his Science-fiction-tology didn't mesh with Katie's Baptist roots.
|That's Marathon Man Leonard, growing out of my head...|
Debbie, growing out of Bobbie's head...
Jim, growing out of Gayle's head...
|Pal Boonie and Coffee Girl, ignoring the eye candy.|
|Jim and Gayle|
|Mine Shack backdrop at Vernon Mine|