Silverton was our last stop in Colorado, on our way back from Ouray on the Million Dollar Highway. We were in a hurry to leave Colorado and make it to Rio Rancho, where my uncle Rene was waiting for us. However, we could not leave the San Juan Mountains without a visit to Silverton. We stopped long enough to have lunch, take a short walk and snap a few pictures. It was quite a photogenic small town, with an interesting, colorful history.
We ate lunch at a restaurant called The Pickle Barrel, where we had a yummy Pork and Posole soup and a grilled cheese sandwich. The soup was truly delicious, one of the best cups of soup I have ever had, and since then I have been obsessed with making my own version of it.