It has been another great week of vacationing in Colorado. Here are the top five things we did this week. September Farm’s “Oh Hey, Friday!” strikes again.
1. Fished Texas Hole below the Navajo Dam on the San Juan River just over the state line in New Mexico, These are big trout, and I had a blast. We were there from about 10 a.m. until 5 pm with a guide named Mark from Duranglers in Durango. I even took a 30 minute nap after lunch on a grassy bank next to the river while Harold and the guide continued to fish. Wonderful day on a Great Trout Stream!
2. Found a beautiful scenic backroad between Durango and our borrowed house on 501 north of Bayfield, CO. It actually takes less time, too. The valleys and vistas are amazing on Colorado 240. We drove back when the sun was setting, which made the drive even more dramatic. Only problem was all the wildlife on the sides of the road. There were deer everywhere that evening.
3. Enjoyed a gin and tonic on the deck late one afternoon when an eight-point buck in velvet came to graze on the grass below. He stayed over a half hour. What a wonderful, peaceful moment.
4. Hiked a new trail which followed Vallecito Creek in the San Juan National Park. The trail turns into rocky ledges which snake around outcroppings of rock over a 100 feet up off the running creek below. A couple of times a pesky thought entered my mind, “What if there were an earthquake”? Bye, bye cruel world! But still awesome sights to see!!
5. Hung a hummingbird feeder, and before I got inside a hummingbird was already there feeding. Within a couple of days there were a half a dozen, some fighting to feed. I guess I need to purchase and hang another before they hurt each other.