Mid-afternoon we drove back about eight miles on the Million Dollar Highway in western Colorado to see what we had missed in the dusky rain the night before.
|Driving on the Million Dollar Highway south of Ouray, Colorado|
|Red rocks glow in the fading sunlight.|
|Careful driving is necessary on this curvy road.|
Wandering in town, we noticed the sign in Maggie’s Kitchen window that claimed the restaurant had been awarded “Best Burger,” so, of course, we had to try it. The cheeseburger was indeed delicious.
Historic Wright’s Theater on Main Street was featuring the film “San Juan Odyssey,” and since the whole town seemed very slow that evening—some shops had already closed and few tourists wandered on the streets--we decided to attend the evening presentation. For 20 years the film was shown as a slide show on five screens. Then it was shelved for a decade
In 2008 the silver anniversary edition reappeared as a widescreen television production with the original sound track and ever-changing images of the magnificent San Juan Mountains from Bill Fries and his father Bill Fries Sr.
|Water flows through the narrow|
Box Canyon in Ouray, Colorado.
|A hot soak with mountain scenery in the |
background relieves any tension!
Photos by Larry and Beverly Burmeier