7.22.2008

telluride, co

This post, which details our experience in Telluride, is very photo heavy. Telluride was definitely my favorite city! While I would love to live in Boulder, I would love to visit Telluride annually.

Sometime after we left Denver, we drove through the desolate city of South Park, CO. Evidently, the television show is loosely based upon this little city.

Then we drove through a mountainous region with snow still on the ground.


And then we drove through a tiny town that forgot to put the second golden arch on the McDonald's sign.

Finally, we entered the lovely city of Crested Butte to have lunch with the newlyweds, Brent and Andrea. This tiny town was so perfectly {oddly} cute. In fact, it felt more like a movie set rather than an actual lived-in city.

Rob, me, Andrea, and Brent
Somewhere between Crested Butte and Telluride, we drove through some amazing scenery. The sky was so vibrantly blue and the green so freshly green.



Our first impression of Telluride...So gorgeous!


Our first evening in Telluride was awesome! We roamed the town and ate at Rustico, where I think I drank the best wine I've ever tasted. My taste buds may have been skewed though as I thought I landed in heaven once we arrived in Telluride.

We actually stayed in a little lodge in the city of Mountain Village, which is around and up the mountain from Telluride. At first I was disappointed that we weren't staying right in Telluride, but then we were informed that there is a free gondola that travels between the two cities.

Our first full day in Telluride started with the gondola ride. Oh my gosh, it was the coolest ride ever! The view was incredible! We took pictures, but they don't do the views justice at all, so I'm not posting them.

Excitedly getting on the gondola!!
After lunch, we walked by a guy that was giving city tours on Segways. We decided that would be a fun, nerdy way to see the town.


This humble home could be yours, for only $8MM - turns out property is not cheap in Telluride
I love this picture, the scenery and Rob's helmet placement :)
After our city tour and a little nap, we went for a hike.


We ate dinner at a great sushi place {can't remember the name} and then had ice cream at the Sweet Life, which is where we ran into TomKat, certainly one of the highlights of our road trip! Once back to our hotel room, we video chatted with Rob's family. I had to take a picture because I couldn't believe we were chatting with Rob's parents in San Clemente and then Rob's sister in San Diego. Rob even figured out how to share pictures. Technology is crazy!


4th of July was out last morning/afternoon in Telluride. Our plan was to go to the town parade and then the BBQ. This was the perfet 4th of July Americana celebration. Everyone was dressed in red, white, and blue and ready to celebrate the purpose of the holiday.

I loved how the town honored their veterans.
This was our Segway tour guide
This little guy was my absolute favorite parade participant

This elephant had an accident right in front of us...the crowd loved it!

After the parade, the entire town walked to the park for a BBQ put on by the fire department.

We had to wait in line for about an hour, but Rob was happy because there was a park wi-fi


On our Segway tour, we learned that these two homes {now valued at a couple million dollars} were once the homes of the town prostitutes
Saying farewell to the ridiculously beautiful city of Telluride...



Leaving the beauty of greenery and entering desertland...

11 comments:

Trisha said...

Everything looks so gorgeous and relaxing!

The video messaging thing is a TRIP!!!

mrsbumblebee said...

beautiful scenery. I can tell why you love it there.

WeezerMonkey said...

So pretty! I'm digging that you took a Segway tour!

Lo said...

i'm so glad you took pictures of that little guy on the tricycle and the elephant. too good for words!

That Girl said...

There have been so many blogger trips this year to places I would never think of visiting. But now my "to go" list keeps getting longer and longer. At this rate we'll never have children!

wan-nabe said...

i love the segway tour. and the tomkat sighting.

isn't video messaging cool? i wish everyone i know had a mac.

amber said...

i'm still swooning at your tomkat sighting :)

telluride looks so beautiful.

Winnie said...

Eeee I've always wanted to take a segway tour too!

R said...

I couldn't help but snicker at Crested Butte. I know, I'm a child.

Who knew Telluride was so pretty? Well, I guess TomKat did. Thanks to you, I do too. :)

~ Jolene said...

it looks amazing. Oh my gosh. I can only imagine how beautiful it was in person! So cool that you took a segway tour!

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