Jimmy Lee and I had breakfast the next morning at Sandy's Sunshine Kitchen in Ridgway. We had stumbled out of bed without waking the others and he had driven us down the hill to town. My
first act upon getting out of bed had been to grab the Percocets I'd brought home from Canada. Driving wasn't an option for me.
Ridgway, Colorado has enough Old West charm that it has
been used as the backdrop for classic Hollywood westerns. It has enough small town flavor to be a great place to live. The only people in the cafe shop at seven-oh-something that morning were Jimmy and me and a
table of ranchers who were taking a break from a workday that had, no doubt, started long before.