Friday, October 31, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Wilkinson Public Library

Our small town is so fortunate to have such a wonderful library. They seem to always have the newest books, too. My kids often go there after school just to sit at the computers and do homework with their friends. I actually need to go there again today because I realized I returned a book there that belongs to the elementary school library....ooops.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Coffee Anyone?

The Coffee Cowboy is a fun place to stop for a hot drink.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Tired of the Campaign?

If you are looking for a place to escape....

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Community Kiosk

The kiosk seems to be a bit cluttered.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Local Art

I couldn't find the name of the artist on this painting on the wall at Telluride Trappings and Toggery.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Sorry, We're Closed

Most of our shops and businesses don't use the traditional closed signs.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Pay to Park

You may not like it, but you've gotta do it, unless it's Sunday when parking is free.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Sidewalk Menu

This is the current chalkboard menu at the Steaming Bean Coffee Company.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Law

The stone jail is said to have been built in 1885 by a livery stable owner. It went from a jail to being the public library for a few years, and is now back as a jail/holding cell for the Telluride Marshal's Department.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Popcorn Alley

Popcorn Alley was the area of town that was the red light district in the late 1800s. It was named Popcorn Alley because the doors opening and closing constantly sounded like popcorn popping. To keep this a family friendly blog, that's all I'm going to say about this little bit of history.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Free Transportation

The Galloping Goose is a free transportation system with the town of Telluride. The Goose makes a town loop every 20 minutes, and during ski season there are 2 Gooses making the loop which lowers the waiting time down to 10 minutes. The name comes from the seven gasoline engine rail buses that traveled over the railroads in the San Juan Mountains from the 1930's to the 1950's. Galloping Goose #4 is normally on display in next to the courthouse, but it is currently in Ridgway for restoration. The Galloping Goose Historical Society of Dolores, Inc, granted our town permission to use the name. There is also a ski run and a hiking trail sharing the name.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Let's Go to the Movies!

Telluride is such a small town, we really are fortunate to have our Nugget Theatre. It is a small, one screen movie theater. On Sunday mornings it is also used as a meeting place for our church Alpine Chapel, but not for long as our new church building is under construction.

Friday, October 17, 2008


This quote from Pulitzer Price winner Tonie Morrison is on the wall near the entrance of our library.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Bike Ride to Pilates

I would imagine that these people were already warmed up for their pilates class at the Telluride Pilates Center.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Telluride Times

The clock in front of the Telluride Times Building.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Original Telluride High School

The Telluride High School was built in 1895, and now is the Elementary School for grades kindergarten through third grade. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Monday, October 13, 2008

After the Storm

We had a pretty wild storm Saturday night with high winds and new snow. The snow in town melted off pretty quickly. Good thing I took photos of the fall foliage last week, because a lot of the leaves blew off the trees during the storm. We even had power outages for the entire area. Sunday morning the sun was shining brightly and this is the view we all woke up to of Ajax Peak.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Hit the Trail

For some good exercise sometimes we hike up the Boomerang trail to get to Mountain Village, instead of driving or riding the gondola.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

Trout Lake

Our fall colors are at their peak this week, which makes me feel like need to post as many of these photos as I can!! Before long, the aspen trees will look like white sticks until next June.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Pandora Mill

At the east end of town, the Pandora Mill once produced zinc, gold, silver and lead from the ore that was brought down via tramway from the Smuggler Union Mine high above. The mine, which is owned by the Idarado Mining Company, closed in 1978 and is currently part of a mining reclamation project.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Autumn and Wilson Peak

Another great view of my favorite mountain.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Autumn Colors and Snow at Bridal Veil Falls

I first posted a close up photo of Bridal Veil Falls back on August 6, 2008. The power station house sits at above 10,000 feet in elevation.

Monday, October 6, 2008

One More of Last Dollar Road

I admit I did some photoshopping with enhancing the saturation in this one.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Light the Way

This time of year the aspen trees really lighten your path with the sun shining brightly through the golden leaves. It is so beautiful that I usually take off my sunglasses to enjoy the color.

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Wholesale Hardware?

The corner shop here is actually the Excelsior Cafe.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Last Dollar Road

I drove over Last Dollar Road this week to see the golden aspens. Last Dollar Road is a dirt road and a "short cut" from Telluride to the Dallas Divide that takes about an hour to drive due to some of the rocky areas.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Theme Day: Lines

This month's choice for the Theme Day made me think of lines as in lines of people. I took this photo while waiting in line to get into the Blues and Brews Festival on September 12. I wonder how much of our lives is spent waiting in line.

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