We spent last weekend in Ridgway so that we could find a home to rent and check out the preschool and elementary schools for the kids. All three kids did great despite the long drive, late bedtime hours (due to unwelcome bed companions…ie. their brother or sister). Saturday afternoon, we looked at three houses and then watched some Tinkerbell at the hotel.
Sunday we went to the congregation that we’ll attend when we live in Ridgway. We had such an incredibly, warm welcome-we were overwhelmed, but in a good way! We had three couples invite us for dinner and the ward members practically cheered when they heard we were moving there in a few months. Sunday evening we went to dinner at the Bishop’s home and got to know him and his family a little.
Monday morning, I took the older two kids to Box Canyon Falls. We were the only ones there and they said “It was so fun” and “this is the best day!”. They were hoping we could go back and have a picnic and were thrilled to know that it would only be 10 min away when we moved there. After a short stint to the park in Ouray, we went back to Ridgway to look at some more houses and check out the schools. The preschool was great and we’re looking forward to Kevin being there 4 days a week. Tasha seemed to gain comfort from touring her school and meeting her teacher. She was a little worried about leaving her current friends and teacher.
All in all, it was a great trip and we think we found a house that will work for us. We also discovered that Montrose, Co, the next closest big town to Ridgway (25 min away) has just about everything we could want: home depot, Walmart, 2 grocery stores, Target, JCPenny, ColdStone Creamery (uh-oh!), a movie theater, two dollar stores and a drive-in theater! Woo-hoo!!!
You see those white peaks up ahead? That’s where we were going!
One of the smaller peaks as we were coming into Ouray (the town next to Ridgway, where we stayed)
A terrible picture of us eating breakfast at the hotel….at least Annika looked cute!
Can you say breathtaking?! This is the park we played at in Ouray Monday morning. We were surrounded by huge, chiseled, snow-dusted peaks of beauty. These pictures don’t do them justice.