Well, we launched into Day 13 by driving from the Angler Inn in Placerville to Telluride; really just a short distance of about 10 miles. We first drove straight through town to get our views of the waterfalls and take a short walk, which is when I got this picture of our little Mouse on the trail in his "1 Jeep 2 Jeep..." SoCal Overland shirt.
We spent most of the day hanging out in the cool little town of Telluride, eating lunch, shopping, and getting a latte from the girls at The Coffee Cowboy.
I also liked this little sign that is attached to the wall at the gas station in Sawpit on the way to Telluride.
After spending most of the day in Telluride, we needed to start making our way toward Ouray, Silverron, and eventually Durango where we will plan to stay a few nights through an Airbnb connection.
The drive up over the pass was filled with heavy rains and wind along the cliff hanger highway. There is no margin for error here so I took it slow to help keep things calm inside the Jeep. And I did such a great job driving that I put the kids to sleep; this is one of the very first times on this trip that the kids have actually slept while we were driving and they missed all of the scary stuff.
Looking back at Ouray as we climbed the mountain to over 11,000 feet.
We reached the peak and remained motivated to keep going; we did have one minor side exploration, but decided to keep it limited as we knew we needed to get to Durango and have dinner and get to bed.
We arrived in Silverton, Colorado and it continued to rain on us so we decided to not get out and walk around. We made only two quick stops in Silverton, one for the potty at a Saloon, which happened to be next to the old jail and a second stop at a chocolate shop.
We finally made it down the mountain and into Durango arriving at our Airbnb house, which has a trampoline for the kids as well as 10 chickens. We are very excited to have fresh eggs for breakfast while this gun slinging Cowboy might have different plans for those chickens.
Tomorrow, we will take the bus up to Silverton and then ride the train (with all of the gold and silver in board) back to Durango.