For years that I have been coming to Southwest Colorado (J's dad and stepmom live in the charming town of Montrose.), I have always enjoyed my trips to Telluride. It is the most quaint town I have seen. Along our route, we pass along the wooden fence guarding the expansive acreage of the Double RL Ranch owned by my idol Ralph Lauren.
I have never seen him, but we have stopped for numerous times at the Double RL entry gates for photos. Surrounded by majestic mountains, the land is so pristine.
Today, we ate lunch in historic Telluride, and guess what? My dream finally came true. I said "hello" and shook hands with the one and only Ralph Lauren. He and his wife Ricky were shopping along Main Street. He was very cordial but did not want to take a photo. He was in cargo shorts, hiking boots, and a white shirt. I did not want to beg too much.
The embarrassing part of my meeting was that I was wearing a Lacoste shirt since all my RL polos were dirty. I have been on a whirlwind vacay and am running out of clean duds. LOL!
I am on cloud nine, and I am sure I will not wash this hand for a long time. I cannot tell you how much I admire and love Ralph Lauren. I love his style. I love his story. I still even have his interview from Oprah saved to my DVR. She visited the ranch, and I have been in awe ever since. My trip is complete.
Ralph Lauren, y'all!