Westcliffe CO, what a beautiful area! Mountains where ever you look and a grand valley between. This was the location of our first “Vintage Rally” Although we don’t have a vintage Airstream we felt welcome and it was a fun time. The icing on the cake was the “High Mountain Hay Fever Bluegrass Festival” with groups like
Dry Branch Fire Squad, The Moron Brothers, Adkins and Loudermilk and many more.
We parked in Wally style in the pasture of the beautiful Painted View Ranch. The area is at almost 8000’ so the weather was perfect with highs about 80 and down to 50 at night! It was all great and the highlight for me was the opportunity to hear Ron Thomason with “Dry Branch Fire Squad” playing the Mandolin and Guitar! What a treat to hear such wonderful talent!
On the last night a forest fire broke out about 15 miles from our location no threat to us but sure a lot of smoke! (See bottom photo)
More down the road, safe travels.
Monty & Glenrose