Telluride

“QuentinTarantino spent the past winter in Telluride filming his latest project, “The Hateful Eight.” He was joined by a crew of about 150 and actors …   I still liked the feel of the town surrounded by the green slopes, mountain peaks and red-rock canyon walls – in Summer. But, what about …?   So …

Hotel Santa Barbara’s Grand Tradition

Hotel Santa Barbara continues a grand tradition which began in 1876 when the City of Santa Barbara was still a sleepy pueblo.    Neal Callahan constructed the earthquake-destroyed hotel.  If you look at the front of the building you can see his name above the awning.   Part One: Quick Getaway to Santa Barbara The Valet …

Quick Getaway to Santa Barbara

We’ve always enjoyed spending weekends in Santa Barbara, especially at the Montecito Inn once owned by Charlie Chaplin. Emma gets the best deal at the Santa Barbara Hotel, evaluates many weighing price, location and reviews.   Road Trip! A three-day getaway. Kind of a staycation. Santa Barbara. It just doesn’t get any better. Another of …

Rustic

“Now in the summer there are about 1500 people living here with 2 grocery stores, two gas stations and 4 saloons. In the winter about 400 people, 1 grocery store, 1 gas station and 4 saloons.” Southwestern Colorado: Durango, Pagosa Springs, Telluride and Silverton. Back to our summer vacation. Reading between the highlights and headlines. …

Senses

“First, there’s the San Juan Mountains in which Durango stands 6,520 feet above sea level.  Then, there’s the Animas River meandering in and around the downtown streets.”   Purgatory, River of Lost Souls, Silverton – Wild West Mining Heritage   Life. Happiness. Passion. Meaning. See. Hear. Smell Okay.  Here’s your check list. You better hop …