Clare and I spent a romantic weekend in Ridgway, Colorado a couple weeks ago, as a combined birthday present for me and Christmas present for Clare. It was very relaxing. It was our first journey to southwest Colorado; we liked it so much we want to go back. We really lucked out with the weather. The mountains were covered with snow, but the roads were clear, and the sky was bright blue. It was about a 5-6 hour drive. We checked out Ouray, drove along the million dollar highway, and enjoyed the thermal pools at the Chipeta Sun Spa. The Chipeta resort was really beautiful. We really enjoyed the large logs in the ceilings, and the solarium. The breakfast was very nice, and the service was great. The only downside is that the bed was not very comfortable.