Tuesday, June 30, 2020


After all of our summer plans were scuttled in an effort to support community health, we did a staycation to Durango.

Thursday - Drive to Salida, check into the Amigo Motor Lodge (great little accommodations), dinner at Moonlight Pizza and Brewpub, walked along creek

Friday - Went for a run in Salida, checked out the Salida Gun Shop which had new Colt Pythons available for $1500, breakfast from McDonald's, drive towards Durango (stopped at several job sites), stopped in Pagosa Springs and had lunch at Ramone's (Mexican), checked into Residence Inn, walked to Dinner at the Dandelion Cafe

Saturday - Went for a run in Durango, drove through Mesa Verde National Park, drove to Purgatory, "panned for gems", stopped at Honeyville for samples, stopped at Subway for lunch, walked through train museum in town, picked up dinner from Siam Sizzler

Sunday - Went for a run in Durango, went on veterans raft float putting in at 9th street and getting out at Santa Rita park, lunch at Grassburger, looked into ziplining, played disc golf at Fort Lewis College, picked up Indian food for dinner

Monday - Went for a walk in Durango, drove to Joyful Journey Hot Springs (north of Saguache), lunch at Simple Eatery in Buena Vista, drove home

Rafting and the Mesa Verde were certainly the highlights of the trip.  We did play basketball and tennis, but did not go fishing.  The accommodations were nice and it was fun to travel with another family.  The girls enjoyed going to the pool and I only had to get in once.  I tried to swim a few laps, but it is tough on an 11 yard pool.

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