Last week we met up with some folks in the beautiful town of Telluride, Colorado. This famous ski town located in southwest Colorado is full of charm and character…. graced with stunning scenery, fun eateries, plenty of festivals, and frequented by Hollywood stars.
Telluride has a low-key vibe and lack of pretentiousness that has Al and me coming back at every opportunity; not that we’ve had that many opportunities mind you. As a matter of fact, last week will only make our third visit to this awesome mountain town. The reason for the visit, even though we don’t really need a reason, was to meet up with fellow bloggers Barb and Maynard.
Al and I always get a kick out of meeting folks from the blogosphere. Sometimes we have a vague idea of what they look like, but many times we don’t….. especially if they don’t write a blog themselves. Then we not only don’t know what they look like but also don’t know anything about them. However, they sure have plenty of info on us from this blog.
That said, Maynard and I started communicating via email when he realized our travels would be taking us in similar directions at similar times. He and I set up a date, time, and place to meet – Smuggler’s Brew Pub in Telluride.
Al and I entered the Pub and I was immediately greeted with a “INGRID” followed by a huge hug. Ok….. I assumed this must be Maynard LOL. The four of us continued introductions and when we realized the Smuggler’s Brew Pub wouldn’t be ready for the lunch service for a while (can’t always believe what you read on the internet), I stepped up to the plate as tour guide. This was Maynard and Barb’s first visit to Telluride.
I whisked hubby and my 2 blog followers toward the gondola for a bird’s-eye view of Telluride. The gondola is viewed as public transportation and is free to the public. (“Hey, Aspen – you might want to take note”.) Little did I realize, Barb was none too fond of heights or gondolas. Oops, perhaps I should’ve asked! The three of us did manage to poke a little fun at her, and she was a good sport, but when I went to open the window…..she was quick to exuberantly exclaim “NO!”, thinking I was going to open the door. It’s locked, silly 😉
After that little sightseeing tour, it was back to the Smuggler’s Brew Pub where the guys imbibed in a brew called “Debauchery”. Need I say more? Drinks and lunch were delicious and we would definitely recommend the place.
Following lunch, the tour guide reappeared for a side trip to Bridal Veil Falls. Since this visit was still early in the season, the one lane gravel road up to the base of the falls was closed. So a long distance view would need to suffice. Maynard and I had our cameras out and there were lots of joking and silliness going on. Turns out, hubby and I were Maynard and Barb’s FIRST blogger meet up. Ta, da….. virgins no longer!
Obviously, Al and I are working on our social skills; overcoming our shy, quiet, conservative, and introverted ways……. I know – SILLY!
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Of course – I know it’s Friday and I’m posting a “Tuesday” Challenge. I’m still within rule #4. Perhaps I’ll post a Friday challenge on a Tuesday. I do live on ‘RV’ time after all 🙂
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