I know this isn’t the theme for this week but I thought it also showed natural so I still wanted to post anyway.
Ouray county is full of resilient people. And lasts week’s music in the park is a perfect example of this.
The night started off fairly average. The opening act got people up and on their feet, dancing to Bluegrass style music. Locals made small talk, catching up on the latest local gossip and visitors got warm welcomes. It seemed like it was going to be pretty normal.
Until the headliner came on. Then the clouds that had been hanging over the park for the entire evening opened up and started pouring rain on the gathered listeners.
This has been pretty normal for Ouray in the past couple of weeks but what was really surprising is that few people moved. If anything, more people got out of their chairs and started dancing to keep warm. The band kept rocking, people kept dancing and everyone was still having a good time. The shower was strong but quick and soon the clouds receded, rewarding the patient crowds with the last rays of sun and a gorgeous sunset.
To me, this is what Ouray County means. Ouray and Ridgway are full of people who are willing to dance in the rain, wait for the sun to come out, and enjoy the sunset soaking wet. We endure bitterly cold winters to enjoy the lovely summers, we trek through snow and mud to spend time with friends, we look beyond the pouring rain and wait for the rainbow.
It’s something really special- not often do you find a place where living there is an adventure everyday. People here are willing to try new things, not afraid of getting wet or cold if it means having fun.
So to wrap this all up, Ouray County is a place like no other.
This is the final post for this blog! Our videos were supposed to really capture what makes Ouray County special and I hope it did! I hope you all enjoyed and thank you so much for all of your support! 257 total followers between Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter- wow!
Ouray county is named after Ute Indian Chief Ouray. One of the most beloved Ute chiefs, and one of the few recognized by the US government because of his awesome leadership skills, Chief Ouray is a part of history that is important to Ouray history today.