Sunday, November 5, 2017

Summer 2017 - the Condensed Version Part 2

A few days in Durango isn't complete without a ride on the famous Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.  We enjoyed the ride through the mountains to the little town of Silverton where we arrived just in time to get a quick bite of lunch and a stroll through some of the little shops before it was time to board again for the ride back to Durango.  It made for a long day, and compared to some other train rides (i.e. Alaska) it was not at the top of our favorites.  But if you've never ridden a Narrow Gauge, definitely a must. 

Durango Riverside RV Resort  was our location for this stop.  A nice campground that was busy with lots of families on vacation.  The sites were a little snug, and it's a little ways north of downtown Durango, but we enjoyed our stay. 

I think we enjoyed our drive to Ouray as much as anything.  I've got a pretty awesome experienced mountain driver as a chauffeur, so the famous Million Dollar Highway with it's steep drop offs and tight hair pin curves in a 38 foot motorhome towing a car, was only a slight challenge for him.  Definitely not a road some might not like to tackle, but we're proud to say we made it with no trouble!

Our next destination was Gunnison to prepare for our summer stay at the Tincup cabin!  

Saturday, November 4, 2017

The Condensed Version - Summer 2017

Please just consider this the condensed version of my blogging about this past summer. I really did have good intentions of becoming a better blogger but I blame my failure on the lack of reliable internet and just plain laziness.  

After we left Creede, we made our way to Cortez Colorado where we added another National Park to our bucket with several days exploring Mesa Verde.  

We stayed at the Ancient Cedars of Mesa Verde Campground.   A great location, pretty sunsets and lots of dust. But overall, it was a good campground.  There looks like a new RV park is being built in the nearby town of Mancos. If we ever get back this way, we will check it out.

We even made a side trip to visit the Four Corners area. After standing in line for 30 minutes, we found another visitor to snap a pic!

We enjoyed our stay in the Cortez area.  We found great Mexican food, a cute breakfast place in Mancos and some interesting shopping in addition to the National Park.  Next time we will venture further to the west to visit some Utah parks. Now on to our next stop - Durango!