June 2016

View from Ouray

View from Ouray, Colorado




Ridgway State Park Tepee


Ridgway State Park




San Juans

San Juan Skyway – North of Durango



Honeyville                                                                                                              Sweet Visit to Honeyville



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Historic Silverton


Durango Silverton Railroad


Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad


Mining Memories


Memories of Mining History along the Million Dollar Highway (US-550)

Pagosa Hot Springs

The Springs Resort & Spa – Pagosa Springs


Rafters  - Pagosa Springs

Rafters on the San Juan River

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Aztec Kiva & Ruins

Giant Kiva – Aztec Ruins National Monument

Aztec Doorways

Ancient Doorways


Scene from Wolf Creek Pass

View from the West Side of Wolf Creek Pass (US160)

Navajo State Park - Colorado


Navajo Lake State Park Colorado

Fred Harmen Studio


Fred Harman Art Studio & Museum  –  Home of Red Rider



















Chimney Rock

Chimney Rock National Monument

















Evening View from Pagosa Springs B&B

Evening View – Pagosa Springs


Humming Bird - B&B in Pagosa Springs


Scene from B&B - South Fork

Morning View from Arbor House B&B – South Fork

Evening Colors - Creede

Evening Light on Creede

Mine Relic - Creede

Memories of Creede’s Mining Past




Bob' Sheep - Nancy's Edit

Big Horn Sheep along the Silver Thread Scenic Byway

South Fork Evening Light Through the Aspen


We headed out for a week-long jaunt around Southwestern Colorado to revisit some old favorites and spend time in spots we’ve somehow missed over five decades of living in the state.


We made a fairly uninterrupted beeline to our destination of South Fork even though we drove through beautiful mountain scenery worthy of more attention – springtime greens of South Park, 14,000-foot snow-capped peaks, historic mining towns, and rushing rivers.


Bob's Bear Friends

Bob made friends with a couple of happy bears at the Visitor Center in South Fork.





Arbor House Inn






Arbor House Inn – an exceptional Bed & Breakfast in South Fork, Colorado








Ramon's DessertsDinner was enjoyed at Ramon’s Mexican Restaurant. Even on a busy Saturday evening the service was excellent and attentive. Our innkeepers recommended the flan for dessert – they knew whereof they spoke. We’ve been flan fans for years and this may have been the best we’ve ever had. Worth the trip all the way from the Denver area.



Relaxation and an amazing evening sky concluded the first day of our trip.


Evening in South Fork