Glad you're liking it and finding everything to be a very pleasant open carry area. We rarely have issues, but even this gives me hope that OC will be normalized in the relative near future. Also, if last year is anything to go by, elk should be pretty prevalent in Colorado this fall.
Would you mind sharing the name of the place you went to eat? I do occasionally get out to your side of the state and would love to give that guy some business.