O Clooney, where art thou?
Local Mollie Harte had just finished a softball game when she went to The Pullman to meet up with her brother-in-law and his girlfriend.
Oh, and George Clooney.
The actor passed through Glenwood Springs on a motorcycle trip with a couple of his friends, and Harte met him at The Pullman at around 10 p.m. on Wednesday.
“My brother-in-law had spotted him, and he actually went up and started talking to George,” Harte said. “He was awesome — really, really cool. He was all about the conversation. We asked him what his favorite movie was that he was in, and he said, ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’”
Harte said Clooney told her and her group of about five other friends and family members that he was on a motorcycle trip. He passed through Ouray and planned on heading to Bryce Canyon in Utah.
Although Harte said she would have preferred to have met George Clooney in something other than her softball jersey, she was glad for the pleasant experience.
“He let us all take pictures with him,” she said. “He was really cool about it.”
Before heading off to Bryce Canyon, Clooney had breakfast at Daily Bread.
Miriam Burden, a Glenwood Springs resident and host/server at Daily Bread, said Clooney and three other gentleman dined Thursday morning while she was working, but she was not their server.
Glenwood Springs resident and Daily Bread server Holden Gray was there, too, but he said he didn’t get much of an impression of Clooney.
“We let him be,” Gray said. “You could tell he was happy about that.”
It seems whether he was left alone or chatted up by locals, Clooney was just happy to visit Glenwood Springs.
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