Okay, so are you all getting bored with my vacation adventures? Cuz if you are, you can tell me. Mom said a long time ago, people used to have these things called “slides.” And they would invite furends over and make ’em watch slides of their vacation and I guess there was a big joke about how boring it was watching other peoples’ vacation slides.
So if you’re bored looking at our vacation pictures, you just tell me. Okay?
But until you tell me not to, I’ll just keep showing ’em.
Alrighty, so…Ridgway is close to a couple of really neat little towns. And the day after our big adventure in the State Wildlife Area, we decided to go visit a couple of ’em.
The first place we went was called Ouray (you-RAY). Brudder Ranger said that, like lots of places in Colorado, it started out as a mining town. But now it pretty much just mines for tourist’s green papers – haha!
Brudder Ranger was all impressed with this “exquisite Art Nouveau mural,” but as for me…
There were lotsa stores with their doors open and I thought that meant I could go inside and visit but mom said I couldn’t go in. Isn’t that the craziest thing you ever heard?
They also had a pretty little park in town and we COULD go there, so we stopped for a bit to admire the view. (See that thing behind us? It’s a water park and all the water comes from natural hot springs!)
Well, we were getting a little hot so we decided to head back to the car. On the way, I tried to talk dad into stopping for a beer. No luck. Sigh.
But we did get to say hi to this cute little kitteh who was keeping a watch over her town.
After we left Ouray, we went back to our house and mom and dad changed clothes cuz they were hot. And then we drove on to the next place which was called Telluride.
The day before we were there, they had something called the “Telluride Film Festival” and so mom said there had been lotsa rich and famous peoples there. And we gots to check out the pee-mail of their rich and famous doggies.
And Brudder Ranger tooks the opportunity to leaves some blue collar, terrier pee-mail of his own.
Mom wasn’t terribly amused and threatened to put Brudder Ranger to work in the mines if he didn’t behave himself.
And THEN you’ll never believe what we found! Something super duper top-secret that the government peoples have most obviously been keeping from us. Well, of course we had to takes this picture just for Khyra, even at the risk of being arrested. Cuz…
We found where they keep all the snow!
Um, did I just hear the Xterra starting up?
Okay, so after that, we got back in the truck and drove to this place just outside of town called Bridal Veil Falls.
Can you see the house waaaaay at the top? Look closer.
Brudder Ranger said that he had seen a teevee show about it one time. He said that it was originally used to power something called the Smuggler-Union Mine. After they stopped using it, it kinda started falling apart. And then this man named Eric Jacobson came along and restored it and its generator. The generator now provides about 25 percent of Telluride’s electricity. Mr. Jacobsen is married and he has two little human pups and in the wintertime the only way they can get back home is by riding on something called an “aerial tramway.” Isn’t that the craziest?
So that concludes today’s vacation slides. Haha! Thank you, thank you for looking at ’em. Oh, before we go, I’ll leave you with one last picture that we didn’t know where to put it but we thoughts it was kinda funny. Happy Wednesday, everybuddy!