I left Durango for Telluride in July of 2011, and then I left Telluride in November of 2012 for a corporate job in New York state. Let’s just say a year away from the San Juans was enough. While it was great to reconnect with old friends and make new ones, and to see Ma more this past year than in the last six years, it was time to come home.
I have been in Colorado about 20 years, with about 12 of those years in the Four Corners area. Once again, I am in the area, and I am mobile between Yellow Jacket (the one on Highway 491, not 160), Dolores, Telluride, Cortez and Durango.
The view looking north as I come east over Hesperus Hill toward Durango is very cool. I did not “see” that view before. And I had a great Christmas with my Durango family, and spent a great New Year’s in Moab. Pretty mobile, but that is us. It feels good to drive roads again where I know when to slow down because there might be ice in the shaded canyon.