Thursday, March 19, 2009

Ouray 1975

Living in a tourist town, I talk to lots of people in town, riding the gondola, and riding the ski lifts. A question that I'm often asked when they find out I didn't grow up skiing is how we found this town? I explain that I've been visiting Colorado since I was tiny, and we spent the most time in the San Juan Mountains. This is me in Ouray in 1975 standing with my grandparents! I was the only grandchild back then since my brother and cousins weren't born yet. We took a lot of road trips in Colorado and literally drove through or spent the night in all of the mountain towns you can think of, but my grandpa and my dad were always drawn back to Ouray. We would drive to Ridgway and up the divide to Telluride for the day sometimes.
Ouray really hasn't changed that much along Main Street. It's nice that some things stay the same.


Janie said...

You have some great photos (and memories, I'm sure) from those road trips of your childhood. Funny how things turns out, that you're now living that wonderful vacation life.

Louise said...

What history.

How is "Ouray" pronounced? My daughter's school is on an "Ouray" street, and no one tells me the same pronunciation!

Lisa Wilson said...

It is pronounced u-RAY.

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Sandy said...

My first trip to Ouray was in 1981. I was with my sister and her family on a camping trip across country. I was 16. We stayed at a campground called Daisy Diggin’s (spelling ?). I remember the bathroom was inside the gift shop which was inside the mountain. Will never forget that cave bathroom since I was suffering from altitude sickness! 

Jew Wishes said...

I love Ouray, and have traveled there several times when in CO. I love its quaintness and charm.

Your photos are lovely, so nostalgic.