It's been beautiful here in Gunnison with the lows in the 40's and highs in the lower 80's. A couple days ago Joyce and I stopped at the visitor center and were overwhelmed by all the outdoor activity options, from fishing, hiking, Jeeping to rodeos and music festivals. In the park behind the visitor center are a number of sculptured tree stumps like the one below.
That evening we went to Paul and Mary's campsite at the nearby KOA and enjoyed another happy hour. We made plans to meet the next morning to watch the parade in Gunnison. Paul and Mary (Mary specifically) are the writers of: Bullwinkle's Travels another blog that we have enjoyed reading since we met them this past January in Kerrville Texas.
Today Paul and Mary rode over to our park on their bikes and Joyce and I joined them on ours. We rode into town and found a good spot to watch the 111th annual Gunnison Cattleman Days Parade.
One of the floats advertised the upcoming Pro-Series bike races that will race over some of the major mountain passes beginning in August.
Nicky D. and her friend from college and roommate, Nick both met us at the parade. We enjoyed the parade together. Nicky and Nick live in Crested Butte about 26 miles north of Gunnison.
|Nicky D. and Nick|
|Joyce, Nicky D., Mary, Paul and Nick|
|Hanging out in the cottonwood blizzard|