Today, I really enjoyed exploring the property and nearby areas. So much gorgeous Colorado scenery, including cows free-ranging along the Dolores River. In the morning I did a hike around the property here at Cresto Ranch and discovered a rather charming outhouse. I ate lunch with the other guests (sturgeon and fried rice with mushrooms) before heading to the nearby town on Dolores. The Delores Farmers market was very interesting and I couldn’t resist making a few purchases there and at the Antique Mall. While heading back to Cresto Ranch, I noticed this extremely unusual painted tree and photographed it.
Once I got back to the Farm House at Cresto Ranch, I sipped a margarita while watching the sun go down. Dinner was Italian white bean stew and grilled venison chops with bourbon-glazed carrots. My tent was nice and toasty since it has a stove/fireplace that you can turn on with a switch. Fell asleep to the sound of the Delores river.