Monday, September 20, 2010

Ouray Reviews and Recomendations

So here's the wrap up on our trip to Ouray.

First of all...........it's so great to hang out with Scootergirl and The Marine.

We adore them.......sad that they are in another state.........but glad that they are in our life.........and will stay so for many years to come.  It's an easy and  comfortable friendship...........the best kind.

As always, I feel like going to Ouray is like taking a mild sedative............a Valium that lasts for a few months.

It's an "At Altitude",  high places, Colorado mountains, kinda thing.........

Thank you, God, for creating such a place.

The China Clipper is our home away from home.  Hans and Ingrid (the owners) make it a place of peace and solice.  Like staying at home...........which is the point.

Vacations serve two purposes............excitement, adventure, discovery................AND peace, relaxation and rejuvination.  Our annual Ouray vacation is all about the second.  Peace, calm, quiet, and most importantly..........the majesty of God's creation.  God's creation is displayed in all it's splendor in Ouray.

We visited the old, and checked out the new.

So if you are a random visitor to this blog, reading about Ouray...............here is my list of observations........

Stay at the China Clipper.............more money????  Yes.............worth it?????  Yes.

Go see Hutch.............at the Ouray Ale House.  If you don't like beer...........AT ALL.........maybe not.

But Hutch and the Ouray Ale House is a unique experience............the BEST of Colorado mountain towns........gotta do it............



New place in town..........Ouray Brewery.............shiny........clean..........new...........but not so good.  They MAY get better, but our first experience was not stellar.  Beer???????  Passable............food?????????? Not so good.  Pass it up, go get a pizza and take it to Hutch's............. you'll get MUCH better beer there.

The rest of Ouray seems to be the same as it ever was.........except for.............the VARIETY STORE IS CLOSING.  Are you serious?  This is a store beyond description really.  If you have  been to Ouray more than once, you know that you no longer need to worry if you forgot to pack something because they sell ONE OF EVERYTHING IN THIS STORE..............SERIOUSLY.

Alas...........nothing really stays the same

I love Ouray.  I would live there tomorrow if I could.  The property costs are too high.............wages too low.  So it will be our home away from home.............once a year.

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