While I was out gasping for breath with Mark and Bobbie, Jim was out walking the road where we were parked. The scenery is better than most trails.
We kept Mark company each day while Bobbie was working, enjoying a happy hour beer while getting to sit on real furniture. We just love their house and view.
One day we went up the road to Ridgway, where Dennis Weaver Park has several miles of trails for hiking and biking. And an impressive eagle sculpture.
One of the trails follows the Uncompahgre River.
Another climbs up to Boot Hill Summit.
That is some pretty country.
Another day we walked along the Uncompahgre River Trail, just a short distance from Mark and Bobbie’s house. It’s the only level trail around.
Jim got bit by a dog on this trail the first time we visited Ouray in 2012, but we made it around safely this time.
From the trail we continued our walk through town. This is the fine looking Elks Lodge, one of many historic buildings in Ouray.
We were glad we decided to stop in Ouray to visit with Mark and Bobbie, but Tuesday it was time to move on for a one nighter in Grand Junction, where it was 95 degrees. Electricity was necessary, so we stayed at RV Ranch in Grand Junction, which turned out to be nicer than I expected from reading reviews. We did some grocery shopping, worked out at nearby Gold’s Gym, washed a few loads of laundry and took showers in the park’s clean facilities.
Next stop, Glenwood Springs for a few days.