August 30, 2012 ~ So the first place we headed to was Ralph Lauren's 17,000 acre ranch in Ridgeway, CO. (On the back side is the meadow where Paul and Whitnee got married) We drove up on another drive off his property to see a different view. Not very far into our drive we saw a bear!
It was so pretty out there... 90 degrees with a nice breeze was wonderful!
We had an adventure trying to set up the redneck tripod rather than asking people that were camping to take our picture! So much fun!
We then headed into Ouray, CO. (I call it "Your Way".... locals didn't understand but knew I wasn't from their neck of the woods!) Ouray is known as "The Switzerland of America" and was full of great little shops and places to eat! (When we came out 2 years ago we stayed down the street from Paul and Whitnee's bed and breakfast. They have hot springs here!)
We then took a little hike up Box Canyon Falls. It was so pretty up top! (After we caught our breath we took a picture... we were happy because it was all down hill! Ha!)
Paul and Whitnee were laughing because the ol' Missourian's (who were out of shape) were able to keep up! (Mental note to self.... exercise more... eat less! Ha!)