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Old 01-04-2010, 12:38 AM
 
Location: NM
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All the traffic seems to be going to Telluride or Ouray. At night it gets very very quiet, spooky quiet. That is taking some getting used to. I haven't heard a siren in weeks, no BOOM BOOM music blaring from cars, no insane barking dogs all night. Driving back and forth to Montrose is a beautiful drive and one I don't mind taking. And I'm renting, never had any plans to buy a house EVER again. After a year I can pack up and leave. And being retired if I don't want to go anyplace I don't. I've been spending more time just walking around town than anything else. Yall can have the big city, I've found home. The other morning I'm on my patio having coffee watching this:
I am very happy for you, Jim! Enjoy your life to the utmost and feel fortunate that you had the courage to go there. My husband and I have lived in Woodland Park CO and Chipita Park CO in our earlier married life. It was a wonderful place to live. Start feeding the birds as well as hummingbirds and I promise you, you'll see alot of gorgeous birds. And our place in Chipita Park CO (just west of Green Mountain Falls) CO was similar to your's in the lovely silence at night. But the wildlife abounded! Black squirrels (cute), birds, deer, you name it. We call these areas of the Rockies - God's country. We've been to Ouray. Expect to see some snow - just have your non-slip high boots ready. It probably will not last very long if you get direct sun in the morning. There's tons of history throughout the Rockies that we found interesting too.
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Old 01-04-2010, 12:43 AM
 
Location: NM
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More pictures please, Jim!
Got snow?
Gandalara -- On Google --- search for images of : Durango, Ouray, Ridgway, Leadville, Buena Vista, Divide, Green Mountain Falls and subsequent real estate offices for - those areas that look interesting to you.
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Old 01-06-2010, 07:25 AM
 
Location: Savannah GA/Lk Hopatcong NJ
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90 minutes from Junction I think. Major shopping in Montrose a 20 minute or so drive.

My parents lived out there for awhile in Battlement Mesa, alas I never got to the Western Slope only as far as my brother's in Pine CO
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