Marian P. Merritt - Lagniappe

Where the Bayous Meet the Mountains

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Motorcycle Diaries: Day 4---Monday, July 15, 2013

Early breakfast at the Carver restaurant. Then south on Hwy 550 (the Million Dollar Highway) to Silverton, CO. Amazing ride through gorgeous country!  Stopped to visit a few shops in Silverton—bought a t-shirt at the World's Highest Harley Store (9313 feet).
Tourist coal-fired train runs from Durango to Silverton

Doing the Curves

Entering Silverton

World's Highest Harley Store - Got the T-Shirt!

Coal Fired Train Scenic route - Durango to Silverton
Old Time Bank Teller Cage


Thee Pitts BBQ - Guy Fieri says, "It's off da hook."

Continued on the Million Dollar highway to Ouray. 

No GAURDRAILS! Yikes. It's a LONG way down!

It takes determination and Grace to be a flower among the rocks!

Goofing off at about 12k feet!

Ahhh, giving the ole' bottom a break!
It's a LONG way down

Close to a Merritt family historical point. Appox. 13 years ago while crunching on Pringles Potato chips nearly choked when a bear crossed the road!

Riding into Ouray!

 Wow, the best spinach burritos at the Buen Tiempo!

Buen Tiempo dollar bills stuck to the ceiling!
 Followed Hwy 550 south to then Hwy 50 to Hwy 92 to Blue Mesa Lake Dam. Started raining AGAIN!


Near Blue Mesa Dam

Turned onto Hwy 133 over McClure Pass to Redstone, CO where we spent the night at the Redstone Inn.
Hit the Jackpot!

Got a room and the restaurant was TO. DIE. FOR!

Small town with quaint houses and shops. The beautiful Crystal River runs along the highway and the town is nestled along the opposite side of the river.

199 miles today. Many of them wet! Really, Thank the Lord for safe travels!

If you've been to any of these places, tell us when and your most favorite memory!

Readers, thanks for visiting Lagniappe.
I pray that you find "a little something extra" in each of your days.


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