Montrose, CO probably isn’t a stop we would have planned if not for a, hopefully sincere, invitation from Mary and Roger Berry to come to visit them here. However, having been I’m pretty confident that we’ll return. We started the morning with a visit to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.  Home of the ultimate combination of steepest, deepest, and narrowest canyon in the world.  While it’s claim to fame may be dubious it was, as with most of the things we’ve seen, beautiful. It was a rainy and cloudy morning, apparently a very uncommon occurrence for what is normally an exceptionally dry area. We braved the elements to secure our stamp at the ranger station and even a few brief walks along the edge. It was a bizarre feeling to see clouds floating through the canyon below us.

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This afternoon we got an opportunity to see the house the Berrys are building. I think it can best be described as a labour of love, each element of the design and construction being carefully attended to.

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We also paid a visit to the Horsefly Brewery. Where we once again ended the day with beer, and this time much better quality than the last few. We even happened to hit fish taco night, probably my favorite food. Now we’re off to bed early once again. We’ve got an early drive followed by a long hike at Arches National Park tomorrow.

DSCF2356 (Large)We also learned you can’t visit Montrose without a stop at the Russell Stover outlet store – 3 pounds of chocolate for $12.99.

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