March came quicker than I would’ve liked and so far, without any snow….which for most of you would be A-ok. When you live in the mountains though, you kind of expect the snow in the winter and when your ski-loving husband almost cries when he looks at the bare patches of grass…you know it’s time for another big dump of the white stuff. =)
Not a lot of news to report, but those of you who didn’t know, we have decided to move. Eagle is a wonderful town, especially to raise children. It’s quiet, fairly small, pretty and has a great community feel. It’s also expensive….very, very expensive. While we knew this when we moved here, we’ve since re-vamped our idea of staying here at the thought of having a mortgage for the rest of our living days 0n earth.
So our decision was to move to Ridgway, Co. It’s an even smaller town (800 people) 30 min south of Montrose in the San Juan Mountains. It’s beautiful, even closer to the things we love (wildflowers, off-roading trails, camping, etc) and a WHOLE lot cheaper. We’ve found a few plots of land we’re currently in love with and surprise! They’re affordable! So, when our lease is up here at the end of June, we start a new adventure in Ridgway, renting for about a year till we save enough to build the Manning Dream House. Ridgway is also only about 10 min away from Ouray which has special meaning to Ammon and I since we spent a good part of our honeymoon there. Here are some pictures of Ridgway and Ouray for those of you who aren’t familiar with it:
(sorry it’s small) This is a different view of Ridgway
Town of Ouray
Famous Ice-Climbing at Box Canyon Falls in Ouray
Ouray from the road up above the town, heading to Silverton
So wish this was bigger. It’s a picture of Yankee Boy Basin about 20 min from where Ouray is. I’ve always wanted to see it!