All good things have to come to an end...sort of so it was time for us to head back to SC. If it was up to me I would have stayed ! My Mom has this attachment to SC and her home here so since winter is on the way anyways back we came.
We I decided to take 50/550 down to I-40 then across the country...
This means we actually traveled West on I-70 out of Silt, CO to hook up with 50 South
and over the The Million Dollar Highway (Ouray to Durango) billed as one of the most scenic drives in America it is part of the San Juan Skyway and was built in the 1930's...the road was originally laid out by a Russian emigrant Otto Mears in 1880. The Red Mt Pass section is riddled with S curves and the posted speed limit is 10 mph THE next 3 not my photos I was driving so shots like this one I didnt get due to mom would have killed me! We have traveled this road a couple times before but it never gets old!
.MY dogs became part of their pack while I was away and they did really good in the town setting after spending their entire lives in the country...I enjoy driving so going over these passes is like candy to me! My Mom on the other hand will lean over in her seat trying to maneuver the van with her weight or something..lol I have to laugh I am not afraid nor intimated by the task but she closes her eyes, holds on for dear life and its fun to watch her but I know her fear is real and so I take my time I don't go fast and I stay focused on the road...
So we missed the fall color but we got there in time for the pumpkins and the SNOW!