Monday, November 2, 2015

Visiting Ouray!

For Matt’s birthday/our one-year anniversary, we spent three nights in Ouray, Colorado.  It’s a  town known for its hot springs.  It’s also known as the “Switzerland of America”!  Which never fails to amuse me.

We ran into a winter wonderland when we hit the highest elevation during our drive there!

Thew view from our room at Twin Peaks Lodge!

(Because he’s an engineer!)

There were a ton of mountain drives, soaking in hot springs, exploring abandoned mine towns, and sleeping and watching TV in a crazy comfortable bed with, like, 20 pillows.  And so much yummy food!  We just missed the season so a lot of stuff was closed but we’re hoping to make it a yearly excursion so, next time!  We watched the sunrise from the hotel hot tub and it was just...beautiful.  Climbing into the 105F hot spring made me, literally, moan with pleasure.  Matt managed to find me the vent that was pumping in burning hot water so I sat in front of it until my legs were scalded and felt raw the rest of the night.  God...soooo good.

I had such a wonderful time; I really do hope we go again!  So relaxing, so calming, and so so so much beauty.

Books Read in October
Lost Boi by Sassafras Lowrey - A kinky, gender/queer, dirty gutter punk retelling of Peter Pan. What more can a grrrl ask for!?
Quite Contrary by Richard Roberts - A dark and twisted fairy tale I loved so so so much.
Please Don't Tell My Parents I'm a Supervillain by Richard Roberts
Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery
Anne of Avonlea by LM Montgomery
Chronicles of Avonlea by LM Montgomery
Screw the Galaxy by Steven Campbell
Basketful of Crap by Steven Campbell
Prince of Suck by Steven Campbell
Hard Luck Hank: Early Years by Steven Campbell
Delovoa by Steven Campbell
My Man Jeeves by PG Wodehouse
Right Ho, Jeeves by PG Wodehouse
Wild Seed by Octavia Butler
Dawn by Octavia Butler
Unexpected Stories by Octavia Butler
The Man Who Knew Too Much by GK Chesterton
Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
Harry Potter 1, 2, 3 by JK Rowling
Wool 1, 2, 3, 4 by Hugh Howey
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
Seed by Ania Ahlborn
Sylvia Plath: A Biography by Linda Wagner-Martin
Colt Coltrane and the Stolen Sky by Allison M Dickson
Terrible Cherubs: Tales of Sinners, Mistakes, and Regrets
Guardian of the Orchard by Patrick C Greene
Trick by Patrick C Greene
The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
The Mysterious Affair at Styles by Agatha Christie


  1. Beautiful! I also think Matt is very handsome w and without the beard! Glad u two kids had fun!

  2. Did you feel better after the hot springs, pain wise? I've been to one in Nevada and a few times, and I remember them talking about the healing properties. They had three pools at theirs but one of them had the "hammer" which was basically a giant pipe pumping in the water that was high up, so you could stand under it and have it hit your back and shoulders.

  3. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your scarf!!! I must know where to acquire one! :)