“Hmm . . . I wonder where THAT is!?!,” I mused, studying the painting of the gorgeous Colorado mountain (above) while eating lunch at a local restaurant.
Then I looked up.
Give the painter credit for perfectly capturing 11,400 foot Mount Lamborn, looming over Paonia from about 10 miles to the northeast (photo, left).
The town was a welcome, albeit brief, respite from the crowds and traffic in Denver and Colorado Springs (yup, Colorado Springs — at least during rush hour).
P.S.: I visited briefly a few weeks ago as part of an epic, 3-day solo road trip.