There has been a seasonal shift, finally. Mountains surrounding our Lovely Crevice are capped with snow, the air slaps cheeks red with crispness, and summer's green leafs yields to autumnal gold coins fluttering in the breeze.
A "Postcard" social hike is on today's agenda. "To Simplify" Glenn lurks somewhere in town wanting to test his newfound hiking legs, Marathon Man is itching to ditch his clothes and jump into some ice-watered lake, and friends Martha and Tim are scheduled to join the above motley crew, thereby submitting to Mark and Bobbie's alter call—a soul salving, eye filling, spiritual awakening guaranteed to shake the fence-straddling legs of the most devout of agnostics.
But first let's play catchup. Main Street shop owners Tamara and Bruce threw a party at their lovely home last week to mark the end of another successful summer tourist season (Cha Ching). They have two stores in the core of downtown Ouray, Mountain Fever, and Bear Creek, the latter being where Bobbie spent a good portion of her non-hiking time. It was a rousing good time with catered food and plenty of spirits...enough to have us all singing and taking turns at the piano playing Heart and Soul :).
Jeff and Betty rolled into town from Ohio in their Class A...spurred on by the BCB's photos :)) Jeff came over for a meet up while Betty recovered from a day spent walking around in our thin air. They have a place in Florida to escape northern Ohio's cruel winters.
|Tamara on the violin, Mr James on the guitar, and Ms Dee at the keys.|
|Tamara serenades Bobbie...Bruce is in the corner filming with his new Go Pro toy|
|Aspen the wonder dog got lots of attention...|
|How did that go again???|
And last night Eric and Carrie Ann, BCB readers all the way from Chicago, dropped by to join the crazie's Monday Night Football game...Broncos verses Raiders!!! They came bearing gifts of Beer Growlers and Scrap Cookies, and thus are official family from now on. Oh, and Glenn brought ice cream...this time the good stuff.
Below, Lovely Bobbie, Eric, Carrie Ann, Glen (hogging MY CHAIR) and our lovely friend Cydney :)
My pulse quickens as Departure Day nears. Maybe I will even finish this painting's foreground started last year at Gilbert Ray Park just west of Tucson...
Gotta go...people knocking at the door!
Peace out, now go take a hike!