Colorado Trip – Day 2 – Dallas Creek & Ridgway

Our room at Montrose was awesome and affordable – if you’re planning to be in the area, make sure you book your room at Affordable Inns of Montrose – clean, beautifully decorated, with awesome mattresses and pillows, rooms and friendly, helpful staff and awesome landscaping  – did I think to snap pics?  Heck no, I was savoring the moment, writing in my journal.

No supper recommendations for here, as we did drive-thru junk food to eat as we drove back out to Black Canyon of the Gunnison.  Affordable Inns provide continental breakfast, but frankly, can’t tell you about it, cause we left early to embark on our adventure of the day….

Dallas, Dallas Everywhere

My dad was named Dallas – so of course, Mom and I had to visit Dallas Creek, Dallas Peak and drive the Dallas Scenic Byway –

Greeting the day as we drive south
Greeting the day as we drive south
Dallas Creek
Dallas Creek

We left Montrose and traveled south on the Million Dollar Highway (550) towards Ridgway – a stop off at the local gas station featured friendly staff and locals, as well as a stop by the original stage scene for John Wayne’s True Grit movie – wished my Dad was here, so he could explain all the functions of the old time firetruck –

Saloon, bank, general store - with no fake fronts -
Saloon, bank, general store – with no fake fronts –
How do Artists do it?  Capture the spirit of the Moment - Kudos
How do Artists do it? Capture the spirit of the Moment – Kudos
Needs a recoat of Metallic Cherry Black, me thinks - -
Needs a recoat of Metallic Cherry Black, me thinks – –
Just one pic of the flowers that abounded everywhere on our trip
Just one pic of the flowers that abounded everywhere on our trip
The firehouse, with flora and sculpture attached
The firehouse, with flora and sculpture attached
Across the street and ain't that a fine old brick building?
Across the street and ain’t that a fine old brick building?
To Early for a Rooster Cogburn Whiskey Breakfast
To Early for a Rooster Cogburn Whiskey Breakfast

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