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A Walk Downtown.

Down the bike path from Mt Crested Butte to downtown.
Down the bike path from Mt Crested Butte to downtown.

Saturday dawns lazy and after the sun had warmed things up a bit we set off down the bike path to downtown Crested Butte three miles down the hill.

Susan, Ross & Rose.
Susan, Ross & Rose.
Dogs need to learn to read.
Dogs need to learn to read.
That's Crested Butte coming into sight.
That’s Crested Butte coming into sight.

We walk up Elk Street and diverge for coffee, arts & crafts and whatever. This is bike city par none and half of them are unlocked and tossed wherever the rider dismounts. Maybe normal for locals but unusual for a city boy like me.

So many bikes.
So many bikes.
Bikes all over the place.
Bikes all over the place.
Bikes #3.
Bikes #3.
Prayer flags for the spiritual.
Prayer flags for the spiritual.
Trailer storage.
Trailer storage.
Elk Street.
Elk Street.

Susan had been requested to bring home some ginger cocktail mixer and so we ended up at the bar of Montanya’s.image

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First a tour of the distillery upstairs and then a round of tasting of their 3 Rums: Platino – a white barrel aged rum, Oro – also barrel aged but flavored in old whiskey barrels & Exclusiva – barrel aged in both whiskey & French oak.

Rum tasting at Montanya.
Rum tasting at Montanya.

The rum was so good, or it’s effect on our brain matter, that we stayed for more.

Mixing our drinks.
Mixing our drinks.
Mojito for Rose, Painkiller for Andre, Sonic for Ross & Daquire for Susan.
Mojito for Rose, Painkiller for Andre, Sonic for Ross & Daiquiri for Susan.

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Displaced painkiller - far from the Soggy Dollar.
Displaced painkiller – far from the Soggy Dollar down in the BVI.

Rose & I liked it so much we had to have a couple more Caribbean remembrances. If you know the “Dark & Stormy” drink you will know a lot depends on the ginger beer mix, the more homemade the better.

Round two - Painkiller & Dark & Snowy.
Round two – Painkiller & Dark & Snowy.
Montanya door way.
Montanya door way.

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Another downtown shot.
Another downtown shot.

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No hike up the hill for us so we joined the bike riders for a ride on the free shuttle.

Free bus shuttle up to Mt Crested Butte.
Free bus shuttle up to Mt Crested Butte.

Back up at Mt CB the free summer parking lot had transformed into a camp due to Collegiate Mountain Bike Race.

Camp city .
Camp city .
Our condo thanks to Susan & Ross.
Our condo thanks to Susan & Ross.
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6 thoughts on “A Walk Downtown.”

  1. Great pictures and commentary Andre! As always, we had such a great time with you and Rose. Looking forward to seeing more pictures of your travels…

    1. We both had so much fun with you & Ross, looking forward to more.

      We are at the top of Black Canyon watching the sunset as we wander down to Ouray.

      Love you!

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