Thursday, November 19, 2009


This Thanksgiving will be one of only a few that we have not been with our families. We opted to visit Atlanta Christmastime instead when everyone will have more time off work and school to visit. It works out for my school schedule as well. Jim and I will definitely miss our families back East next week.

But it'll all work out though as we're set to have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday here in Telluride. About 30 or so people will gather for a pot-luck dinner at our friend's Billy Bob and Peggy Sue's house followed by a gathering that weekend with our good friends Deb and Rick. We are looking forward to being with our dear friends here in Telluride and will reflect gratefully our good fortune during this holiday.

We hope you all enjoy your holiday, your health and your good fortune. We have a lot to be thankful for.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Top Ten Reasons to Live in this Small Town

10. You can't get lost.
9. There is not a traffic light for at least 35 miles.
8. Your grocer, banker, and well everyone knows you by your first name, or at least they know your dogs.
7. The UPS driver knows your dogs by name and leaves them treats with every delivery.
6. There are 300 days of sunshine each year.
5. There are 300 inches of powdered snow falling on our ski mountain each year.
4. Your vote really counts. Our amazing library actually was approved by one vote.
3. You can walk not only to the coffee shop, but the bank, post office, and even your doctor and dentist.
2. The Town Mayor lives up the street and returns your calls within 24 hours.
1. Bears, elk, deer and coyotes are your neighbors and are almost as cool as your human neighbors.