Dear Editor:

I hope you are as excited as I am about what is happening in Pagosa. For one thing, we are going “young.” How about that? And I, who am 78 years old, can tell you that I appreciate it very much because the young keep me young. I hope some of you got out to see the swimmers in Lake Pagosa. There were only five Pagosa teams in Morgan Murri’s triathlon — you know what that means? Lots of wonderful people in town, eating at our restaurants and staying at our accommodations. Last Thursday night, we were at a restaurant watching the football fame. Ron began talking to Mike, sitting next to him. It turned out that Mike, his wife, Jeannie, and other family members came from South Carolina to take part in the Xterra triathlon. They ate at our restaurants and absolutely raved about the place where they were staying. Remember, this is just one family. Yea for Morgan and his vision. And the real big one is yet to come — the Epic during the first weekend in October.

Can you tell that I am excited? Hope you are.

Cindy Gustafson

This story was posted on September 19, 2013.