Signs and sights of Montrose


This morning, I leave my hometown of Montrose, CO, for the next stage of The Big Trip. But before I do, I would like to provide you with some images of small town life.

Let’s begin with the hair salons. These are some of my favorites:

This woman is so alluring, I can hardly stand it.

Personally, if I was Dick Todd, I would be pissed. Or pizzed.

A grammatically incorrect title, superfluous capital letters, a frightening picture. These models had to be outsourced – I’ve never seen them at Wal-Mart.
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Now, onto the matter of public art, which is a new development. I don’t remember Montrose being quite so creative and progressive.

I don’t know what this means.

Or this. But I’m sensing that the same artist was commissioned?

Jesus, Mary, and Joseph? Peter, Paul, and Mary? WHO?
Every town should have a pair of life-sized, majestic, rusted horses.

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And just for fun, a few more signs:

For those nights when you just can’t decide between chips & salsa or garlic bread. Have both. And partake of their $1.99 margaritas on Thursday nights!


And on that inspirational note, I must go load my car and hit the road. Colorado Springs tonight, Denver tomorrow, and by Saturday evening, I will have made it through Hades (western Kansas) and be snuggling with my nephews in Kansas City.



  1. Lyla on September 20, 2007 at 2:56 PM

    Silly Montrose.

  2. Laura on September 20, 2007 at 3:22 PM

    HAHAHA! That’s why I love Montrose. It really makes feel like you’re somehow more intelligent than the masses…
    I’m glad you got to spend some quality time there!

  3. bec on September 20, 2007 at 3:56 PM

    lord’s and ladies? i’ve never seen that one. apparently montrose has its own love of the renaissance. and i’m not just talking about your magic circle players, annie.

  4. Laura on September 20, 2007 at 6:49 PM

    PS: you’re coming to Denver?

  5. Sarah Kate on September 20, 2007 at 9:09 PM

    Ummm, I thought the rustic horses were mating. Gross.

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