Monday, May 30, 2011
Million Dollar Moments
Along the "Million Dollar Highway" between Ouray and Silverton, CO
May 26, 2011
The "Million Dollar Highway" is a 24 mile stretch of road between Silverton and Ouray, Colorado that is listed as one of the Top 10 Scenic Drives in America. With several mountain passes to cross and steep drop-offs without benefit of guard rails, it is NOT for the faint of heart. But it is a spectacular drive and even with a few white-knuckle moments, we'd both do it again in a heartbeat.
We are not yet halfway through our trip around Colorado and the "million dollar" moments are not confined to driving on a highway, but are happening on a daily basis. We are doing lots of hiking, biking, walking, strolling through historical areas and beautifully restored downtowns, meeting and talking to lots of local folks and even getting involved (as spectators) in one of the largest bicycling events in the United States, the Iron Horse Classic. Most evenings, we relax quietly in our "home" talking and planning our activities for the next day. Right now (I'm writing this on Sunday evening), I'm getting caught up with blog reading while Mr. B is listening to music already selecting things for his choirs to begin working on this fall. It's such a peaceful "million dollar" moment and I am so grateful to be experiencing this adventure.
I have been somewhat surprised that new readers just keep popping up even though this blog currently has very little to do with weight loss and entries are hit or miss. So thank you for seeing enough content even while I'm traveling to want to continue reading on a regular basis. In a few weeks, things will be back to normal. Oh my goodness, there's that word again. NORMAL! Whatever that is!
For those of you who are following the separate travel journal I am keeping, some new entries have been added and here is the link to find them.
In the spirit of being Honest and Real as the award I recently received suggests, I have to admit that eating has not gone as well this past week as it did the first week. No, I haven't gone off the deep end, but I've had a number of indulgences mostly in the form of cinnamon rolls. We are doing so much physical activity that it seems to be balancing itself out and so far, I've shown only a small gain. I'd hope to lose while on this trip, but in all reality, I'll be happy to maintain.
And lastly, but certainly not least, I have to thank my friend, Karen at Waisting Time for thinking my blog worthy of another award.
I'm not certain anything about me has ever been referred to as "adorable" before, so that makes it even more special. I must tell you ten things about me, but that may have to wait until I am back at home with more time to think. In the meantime, thanks a bunch. You made my day!
Did you have a "million dollar" moment today? I sure hope so!