The drive to Ouray could be just as beautiful as that to Telluride if it weren't for the haze caused by forest fires in Oregon and Montana.
We happen to enjoy old carriages, especially when they were once a funeral home hearse. This really beautifully restored one was parked in a garden along the main street.
Ouray was once a prosperous town and many ornate buildings were constructed. These first two photos show the Elks Club. Sorry, no RV campground at this one. But the stained glass windows are great.
The surrounding mountains are a good backdrop to these structures.
We rarely buy anything when we go shopping in gift shops. But I do get inspired when I see wonderful turned vases and bowls.
It was a good way to spend a Saturday (of Labor Day Weekend, no less) morning.