Krusen with the Kruses travel blog

Not too far to Colorado

Views of hay & soon-to-be bean fields

Beautiful clouds today in the bright blue sky

Pinto bean elevator & company

Adobe Milling Co - anasazi, bolito & pinto beans

Cows & fields in front of Ute Mountain

Home for a couple of nites

Do you see the sleeping Ute? (head right - feet left)

Indian artists decorating pottery at Ute Mountain Indian Trading Co.

Old downtown Cortez - Old Santa Fe Trail mural

Great local brewery - delish!


The San Juans


We weren't in a hurry to get started this morning. We only had 72 miles to drive today. We crossed the border into Colorado just 22 miles after we left Monticello. This is an agricultural area - hay & beans. We drove thru Dove Creek, CO - Pinto Bean Capitol of the World. We stopped at Adobe Milling Company & bought Anasazi & bolito beans. (We still have some pinto beans from the last time we were here.)

We drove thru Cortez & on toward Mancos to the Mesa Verde RV Resort. We're backed onto a grassy area - very nice. After getting set up we drove back into Cortez. We stopped at the Ute Mountain Indian Trading Company where they actually produce indian pottery & sell jewelry & other items created by various native American artists. Then we drove into old downtown Cortez & walked around - not many shops.

Another day - another brewery! We had dinner at Main Street Brewery - chile verde cheese fries, green chile stew & green chile cheeseburger - yum, yum & yum.

Tomorrow we're going to Mesa Verde National Park. More later...

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