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Travel Blogs from Pagosa Springs
... that Georgia O'Keeffe lived at Ghost Ranch for many years but little else. I decided to stop in.
Ghost Ranch is now an education and retreat center run by the Presbyterian Church. They also have Georgia O'Keeffe Landscape Tours so I signed up for one. I then went to their Museum of Anthropology and Museum of ...
We rode to visit Willy's brother and his lovely wife Char who have a holiday home just outside of Chama. Great ride. Rode over 6 high passes and watched the old Steam train chug over the mountains. Watched the sunset over the mountains drinking 'moonshine' and eating ...
... originally used in 1883 to carry the wealthy and famous people to the resorts that are now called 4 U R Ranch where the UTE indians used to go to hot water springs there. Then with the discovery of silver in Creede, the track was extended to the Creede mining district and the strange train that you see in the picture was used to carry workmen to various places along the rail line. Now this track is no longer used. The ...
We concluded with a champagne toast to the balloonist's prayer:
The winds have welcomed you with softness
The sun has blessed you with it’s warm rays
You have flown so high and so well
That God has joined you in laughter
And set you gently back again
Into the loving arms of Mother Earth
And that is a perfect ending to a perfect ...
... and just as i got there i heard a mighty RAWWWWRRRRR back in the direction i came from but farther to the treeline. I kid you not, that bear sounded like a Monster! ..and it was loud. Of course it could have been a koala size bear just amplifying right next to a couple large boulders. So, it was about an hour or so to daylight, i looked at my paper tent, then the car, then back at my tent. I am not ashamed to say, i thought i'd relax in the car till ...