Saturday, January 31, 2009

Day off

The weather forecast called for clear and sunny, and the studio forecast called for more contract work instead of the new lino, so the DM and I blew it all off and went to Crestone for the day.

'Tis a funky little town... perhaps the Wikipedia introduction can sum it up quickly:

"Crestone is a Statutory Town in Saguache County in Southwestern Colorado, United States. The population was 73 at the 2000 census. It is a small village at the foot of the western slope of the Sangre de Cristo Range, in the northern part of the San Luis Valley. Crestone was a small mining town, but little paying ore was discovered. In the 1970s a large land development, the Baca Grande, was established to the south and west and several hundred homes have been built.

The Crestone area, which includes the Baca Grande and Moffat, Colorado, is a spiritual and new age center with several world religions represented; including a Hindu temple, a Zen center, a coed Carmelite monastery, several Tibetan centers, and miscellaneous new age happenings."

It was pretty quiet today, given that it's the middle of winter, but we had a nice lunch at The Harvest, wandered through the Crestone Artisan Gallery, the natural foods store (nice!), the thrift store, an import shop, and a couple of coffee establishments. It was good to get out of the house/studio/hometown for a bit. Back to the grindstone tomorrow.

(A chorten or stupa outside Crestone. Wikimedia image by Fred Bauder through Creative Commons.)

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