Elevation: 8,750 feet
Mountain town. Ski Resort. Former Victorian Silver mining camp. After ski season and before summer, dead.
But… we did find Elk!
Hubby and I took our first trip of the season to Telluride, neither of us had been there, so we were very excited. Ski season had just ended the weekend before and there wasn’t much snow on the ground, we figured we would beat the tourist season and explore all Telluride had to offer.
Founded in 1878 under the name “Columbia” but had to be changed due to a California town having the same name, so in 1887 Columbia became Telluride.
What would they do now a days? Las Vegas, New Mexico – Las Vegas, Nevada. Denver, Colorado – Denver, Indiana – Denver, Missouri and on and on…
In 1961 on July 4th, Telluride was designated as one of Colorado’s 20 National Historic Landmarks. Known as a former mining town, there are still many ruins of the operations in the mountains around the town (another photo op I need to do…so work out is on top of a list).
Fun Fact: 1889, Butch Cassidy robbed the San Miguel Valley Bank (before he was part of “the wild bunch”). It was a very profitable heist for him, making off with $24, 580 (just a mere $572,000 +/- in today’s economy) and earned him a place in the hall of bank robber fame.
Hubby and I arrived in the late morning after a two and a half hour drive from Grand Junction. We were thirsty and hungry. I had watched Top Chef AND Destination Truth (or Unknown) and saw this really cute little saloon I really wanted to check out. Unfortunately we couldn’t find it. Found something similar to it, or what I thought might be it, but it was closed and had brown paper over the windows. Because it was a Sunday, after ski season and since we stayed out of the ski village we didn’t find much open.
Parking Alert: if you park in the center part of Main Street, there is a parking fee, if you park just a block away from the center, you get free parking.
We decided on the first restaurant we saw: Steamies Burger Bar
All natural, fresh and local 100% Angus Beef, Natural Premium Beef Hot Dogs, Fresh Salads and Veggies. Custard made with only cream, sugar, egg and vanilla extract and a list of local brews and wines! They even make their own soda! There is NO Pepsi Cola here, no sir! But, you can sit a spell to watch the game or play board games!
The menu was awesome, it had everything from mac and cheese to Portabello burgers to brussel sprouts to salads! And the fries!!! THE FRIES!!!! Yummo! You won’t go hungry! The cost you ask? It’s very reasonable for 1. a ski town 2. a tourist town 3. all natural products. My Steamabello just $7.95 (just the burger), fries $3.95.
After lunch we walked down Main Street to look at all the buildings, there is a very nice park just outside of Steamies and a bit farther up, there is another one with a creek running through it (course, could be a river, but the water levels are dangerously low this year). Back in the car and headed towards Bridal Veil Falls on Colorado Ave; a quick 17 minute drive through town up to the Pandora Mill which is situated in the beautiful Box Canyon, I was ready to check out the Falls. However, hubby and I had no idea what we were doing so we ASSUMED there was a hike to the Falls, but, looking at the map now, I realize we just didn’t go far enough up the road. NEXT trip!
I haven’t covered the Ski Village as we never went into it. I do know there is an awesome Gondola that takes you from the Village to the Town. It’s FREE so don’t miss it when you go!
Well, we have this place in Telluride, Colorado. It’s somewhere I can just get away and relax and think.
*some of these photos may not be mine, no copy write infringement meant”
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Totally started this week with great hopes of having a nice peaceful week. Maybe get some crafting done, go to the grocery store or even make some cookies. Still working on the cookie situation! But, seems having sinus surgery on Monday doesn’t help the week go according to plans. I’ve had a chronic cough for about two years; a cough like bronchitis gone wild or a smokers cough gone out of control. We had gone through the have’s and have not’s. Lungs clear! Acid Reflux, yes, but not the issue. No. No new allergies. So after several rounds of antibiotics and xrays and CT scans, it was decided, surgery would be the best thing. So, yes, I knew the surgery was coming, I just had hoped it would go better than most of my surgeries and in the long run, it did. I think.
We start with a Septoplasty – according to the Mayo Clinic “Septoplasty (SEP-toe-plas-tee) is a surgical procedure to correct a deviated septum — a displacement of the bone and cartilage that divides your two nostrils. During septoplasty, your nasal septum is straightened and repositioned in the middle of your nose. This may require your surgeon to cut and remove parts of your nasal septum before reinserting them in the proper position.” Not exactly sure how I got a deviated Septum, but now I no longer have one. I will admit, I am a bit bummed I don’t have the typical bruised eyes and nose from a nose injury, however, I got a small (in comparison to my millions of bruises) one where they had to put the IV. Just FYI, I am not a fan of having it in the back of my hands.
Then it was Full Ethmoids (Bilateral), the main reason why I went in. See a couple of my sinus passages were totally blocked or 90% blocked and the mucus couldn’t get out. The Ethmoid Sinuses are very important, they are located between your eyes and the bridge of your nose (another reason for a nice show off bruise, but no!) and they are the first step in treating most sinus infections. The other sinuses (there’s four total sets, if you were wondering) drain through or next to them and if these are blocked, the infection can spread to the other sinuses. The Ethmoidectomy removes the infected tissue and bone which are blocking the drainage then the take a peek at it with their little flexible tube and camera (which by the way when you get that in an office visit, HURTS!)
I was called in early for my appointment, but then waited until past my original scheduled surgery time to go back. We were told it would be 1.5 – 2 hours and the same for recovery. I didn’t have to fight with the anesthesiologist about adding some nausea medication to my IV like I had before. I have to admit, my doctor and anesthesiologist looked to be about 25 years old. I guess that just means I’m getting old!
Everything went well, lost minimal amount of blood, came through recovery like a champ, except. My throat hurt like a bonfire! Like millions of shards of glass were stuck in there and on fire! It hurt! My popsicle made me cry! It’s been four days now and I still have issues eating most things, even water brings tears to my eyes. I also discovered my throat had been injured during the procedure, which may be why it hurts so bad. Can’t blow my nose, lift things, bend over or do exercises (whew! I was worried about that one!)
So today is day four post op. Nose is stuffy, throat hurts, Uvula is swollen and annoying and I still have a cough.
Have a great weekend everyone!
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The wonderful thing about Colorado is you never know when Mother Nature will through a wrench into things. This was great for the orchards as they needed the moisture and it wasn’t a freezing snow.
Celebrated my birthday 33118 by touring Palisade and getting up to date Peach photos
The last picture in this set is my favorite. It was just at sunset, there was smoke from the areas controlled burns in the background making it look a little smoggy. The tops of the peach trees just tell a story. The turbine in the middle is to help keep them from freezing if there happens to be a random frost and behind is the farmhouse which belongs to these peaches.
There is no glory in star or blossom till looked upon by a loving eye; There is no fragrance in April breezes till breathed with joy as they wander by.
William C. Bryant
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