I had lunch with my illegitimate bastard Son SkooterG yesterday at The Four Peaks Brewery in Tempe, AZ; super hot young waitress attended to us, I had to put the choke chain on GregM to keep him at bay; not an easy task!
After our 2nd pint of Pale Ale, Skooty came up with a great location and a time. Even though Ouray does not have a single hotel facility that can handle 100 SW-FOG participants, it does have several lodgings that are all within very easy walking distances.
Ouray is within easy striking distances of all of the major Rocky Mountain High Passes. Ouray also has a ton of restaurants and saloons for our evening's entertainment. Ouray is a classic and historic Colorado mountain mining town that is truly beautiful.
Also, I really do think we should consider a mid-week SW-FOG 2011; just that much easier to get rooms and less traffic than on weekends, for our two day rides. We think that Tuesday, September 6 though Friday AM, September 9 would work very well!
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FOOTNOTE: I have seen it posted here "go after Labor Day when the kids are in school". Are you folks aware that this is a "Kalifornia" thing? My Sisters are both California School Teachers and it is true their kids go back to school after Labor Day each year.
But, in the Southwest States that's not entirely accurate. Here in Arizona, our students go back to school on the last day of July; Seth returned to classes on July 26. My Nephew Ernie in Eagle Nest, New Mexico always went back on second Monday in August!
POSTSCRIPT: Great News, SkooterG bought his own lunch yesterday with his own money! I am so damn proud of him; and my wallet and I are just so damn happy, too!