I miss Ouray. Not only is the quaint southwestern Colorado town the inspiration for my books, it's become a part of me. Whenever I'm there, I'm rejuvenated. So, since I'm not able to go there right now, I'll have to visit vicariously. And the best part about that is that you get to go with me on my virtual journey.
Do you see this? This is why I love Ouray. The untouched beauty created by God alone. From the mountains to the wildflowers...
On our last trip the Columbines were out to greet us.
Along with some cute little creatures, like the chipmunks at Box Canyon.
This little fella likes to hangout at one of the area's many abandoned mines.
Can you see him there in the middle, atop the cinder block? That's a Pika. A little mountain creature that has no problem telling off those folks who dare intrude on his turf.
This secluded spot will make an appearance in an upcoming book.
And then there's the town itself.
Inviting. Historic. Unique. And unlike most places, it's virtually unchanging.
Of course, no trip to Ouray is complete without a visit or two to Mouse's Coffee and Chocolates.
Are you drooling yet?
How about now?
There were so many wonderful things about Ouray. But the best thing of all is that it's chock full of story ideas. And I can't wait until the next trip to see what we uncover next.
Now it's your turn. Where is your favorite place to travel and why?
Three-time Carol Award finalist, Mindy Obenhaus, lives on a ranch in Texas with her husband, the youngest of her five children, two dogs and countless cattle. She's passionate about touching readers with Biblical truths in an entertaining and sometimes adventurous manner. When she's not writing, she enjoys cooking and spending time with her grandchildren. Learn more at mindyobenhaus.com.