Monday, June 27, 2016

Dolores

Dolores. A name to inspire memories. The grocery has Vigo brand rolled anchovies with capers; Midnight Moon goat gouda; an assortment of chevres and bries; a cold case stocked with a variety of made-in-the-store quiches, baked sirloin roast; lasagna and other delights. The meat case looks fresh enough to eat raw and there's Ducktrap (wildcaught in Maine) Herring in wine and/or cream sauce and the WSJ & the New York Times !! And open, fast wifi !! And the pies!!!! (see comments)

There's water in the city park at the south end of town, but for drinking I recommend the water/ice dispenser across from the Riverside Convenience store....$0.25/gal.

The people passing through are from all over the world. It's a jumping off/resupply place the likes of which are rare -- the grocery in Driggs, Idaho comes to mind. Perhaps you know others?

Thanks to Mark Johnson's suggestion (Box Canyon Blog), I found cooler temps in the "hills" along County Road 38 between Dolores and Rico. It goes north off highway 145 a few miles west of Stoner then reconvenes a few miles north of Rico. Thanks, Mark!



A vestigial fire ring.




9 comments:

  1. You didn't mention the homemade pies at the market. They are some of the best we've had anywhere.

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    1. I'm in denial. It's a mortifying state (only equal in pain to abstinence) resulting from too long in town and subsequent weight gain. I've put the pies in my calendar for June 2018. THANKS!!

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    2. We can always walk those lbs off, can't we ?



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    3. Yeah, but it's gonna be a looooooong walk. But hey, I like walking; it's so much easier on the hands than crawling dontchya know.

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  2. I'm glad you found that market... I totally forgot to mention it.

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    1. Yeah, what a find! I'd never had Vigo rolled anchovies with capers before. I can now recommend 'em.

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  3. Wow, lots of fancy food! Sounds like an oasis.

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    1. Yeah, I was amazed! It's a small store, but they're obviously catering to an international clientele...and me, of course. : - )

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  4. Pies vs. pounds...such a dilemma.

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