We had an early assignment in Trinidad yesterday morning and we were on the road just as the first light of the new day pushed the darkness west. Our reward for only hitting the snooze button once, or maybe three times was the sighting of hundreds of elk and the largest grouping of wild turkeys that we have ever seen. We stopped at sunrise to shoot video of the San Isidro Church(built around 1870) with the Sangre De Cristo Mountains in the backdrop, hoping to see the mountains turn blood red with the first direct sun rays. For whatever reason the mountains did not turn red despite an extremely clear sky but the setting was drop dead gorgeous nonetheless.
What a great way to start the day! The adventure continued as we shot listing photographs of a beautiful building site at the base of Fishers Peak for one of our best clients, Danielle of Southern Colorado Realty. How many people do you know who get paid to hike around in the woods and take pictures? After the shoot, we went to historic downtown Trinidad. Yep, more photos of the blossoming trees that line Main Street before having a wonderful breakfast at the Corner Shop Café. Tammy had the breakfast burrito with potatoes substituting for the meat, great flavor and a great vegetarian offering. I had a bagel with scrambled eggs and pepper jack cheese, delicious.
If you’ve only seen Trinidad from the lanes of I-25, then you haven’t been to Trinidad. Next time, take the exit and explore for a while, point B will still be there when you arrive. There is so much history here. The Santa Fe Trail, Doc Holiday, Wyatt Earp, Bat Masterson are just a few of the icons that made this a true wild west town. The architecture and the hillside brick paved streets add a character that is unique in all of Colorado.
Before heading home, we stopped in at Adobe Gold Real Estate and met Charlie for the first-time. We had a great visit and learned that he is a friendly man who wears a whole bunch of hats. Charlie specializes in Colorado mountain land for sale and he can also custom build and deliver a camping cabin to your site within 2 to 3 weeks. Additionally and among other pursuits, Charlie owns and maintains a community blog, forum and website called Trinidadco.com. His site is a great source for information and history for the region. Check it out.
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