Marie and MariaTony and Eleanor suggested we take the scenic route through Durango up through Silverton and Ouray. South West Colorado looks great on the map. Flat and colorful with pretty red words! Ha! We took their advice and headed up HWY 550. Little did we know what we were in for. Hearing Eleanor describe the drive, you can only envision and anticipate how things will turn out. The mountains came out to play in no time, and we braced ourselves as the truck crawled up and down steep hills. Trevor held his composure during the tight curves and passing 18 wheelers. There may be permanent hand prints on the "Oh Shit!" bar from by vice grip as I watched the road's painted line disappear a couple of times. Different areas of the highway became narrow and had some nice cliffs overlooking the towns and rivers. This was certainly a more memorable experience than we anticipated. The drive was magnificent. To be sure, this is only a taste of what's to come!