Telluride

Bill and I took a lovely drive to Telluride Colorado this week. For those who don’t know, Telluride is a former Victorian mining town in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. “It is set in a box canyon amid forested peaks at the base of a popular ski-and-golf resort. The town’s historic district houses landmarks like the Sheridan Opera House, a performing-arts venue originally built in 1913, and the Telluride Historical Museum, which showcases local history in a converted hospital built in 1896”.

 

The town and the surrounding area of Telluride is amazing.

If you drive all the way through the town of Telluride, you will see Bridal Veil Falls. “Bridal Veil Falls is a 365-foot waterfall at the end of the box canyon overlooking Telluride Colorado. Hiking and off-road trails pass by the falls and it has a hydroelectric power plant at the top. In the winter the frozen shape of the falls forms an imposing challenge to intrepid ice climbers”. Yeah, no thanks, not this girl!

As we were driving through town I couldn’t help but notice these adorable, colorful, little houses. How cute are these? I could definitely live in one of them.

After driving from one end of town to the other, we found a lovely park, just across this stream,

with lots of shade and perfect views,

where we could sit, relax, and enjoy our picnic lunch I packed. Bill had a grilled salmon sandwich with homemade tartar sauce. I turned my grilled salmon into salmon salad with some of the tartar sauce used in the dressing. YUM!

After lunch we decided to take a walk through town to see if the Gondola was running, and if so, how long the lines would be.

Much to our surprise and delight, the Gondola was running, and they were using safe practices by using a machine that disinfects each cabin each time it is emptied out. Plus, you only ride with the peeps in your group, there were not very many people in line, and it’s all free…

So we hopped on board,

and off we went.

The views were amazing. This is a picture of the Telluride airport strip.

The ride took us all the way to Mountain Village. Mountain Village Colorado is “situated 9,545 feet in the heart of the San Juan Mountains, and connected by a gondola to picturesque Telluride. Mountain Village is comparably a world apart from other towns: beautifully orchestrated, planned and overflowing with charm, and sophistication”. It was charming, and very high-end. We didn’t spend much time there, but we had to get off the gondola there and get back in line to get on the gondola again to take us back to Telluride.

On the way back down the mountain we continued to see spectacular views like snow drifts still clinging to some of the mountains.

And this view of Telluride as we continued to make our way down, down, down the mountain…

As we entered the exit point, I had to capture this picture hanging on the wall of these adorable dogs. The happy expression on their faces says how I felt riding the gondola with Bill.

It was a lovely day in a beautiful area of Colorado. If you’ve never been there you should go. You won’t be disappointed.

Stay safe, and stay tuned!

 

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Robin
    Jul 10, 2020 @ 18:11:43

    Wonderful! I love that area too and so happy you had a picture perfect day for it! Love you!❤️

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  2. Ellen
    Jul 10, 2020 @ 21:02:16

    Awesome day for two wonderful retirees to spend a day! What a beautiful town.. Glad you safe and having a fabulous time. Love you guys🙏🏻❤️✝️🥳🎊🌻🇺🇸⭐️

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    • beyondcinderella
      Jul 11, 2020 @ 12:40:09

      Thank you Aunt Ellen. I loved Telluride and I know you would too. We are enjoying every minute of our retirement life and making so many memories. Hope all is well with you and yours. Love and hugs. XoXo

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  3. Megs
    Jul 18, 2020 @ 20:34:16

    So glad you had a wonderful day! Audrey and I used to drive to Telluride for Thanksgiving each year. Love that area! Stay safe and sending much love and hugs your way!!!! xoxoxoxo

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    • beyondcinderella
      Jul 18, 2020 @ 22:09:17

      Telluride is such a beautiful area. We are doing everything we can to stay safe. Fortunately for us, here in our area of Colorado, when we go out for day trips, we are going fishing, or hiking, and we are not in crowds.Love and hugs to you too. XoXo

      Reply

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