We left Las Vegas, Nevada for a full-time adventure in our motorhome in June 2013. That first year we discovered the northwest. 2014 saw us go from Arizona to Key West, Florida. Then up the east coast to Knoxville and back west through Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. Our 2015 excursion, which started March 16th, will take us up to Washington and across the upper U.S. to the northeast for the fall seasonal change. Follow us!
June 29, 2013 was a laidback day for us. We got up late and had some granola
breakfast food, toast, and juice on the coach before departed the RV Park at
10:30 A.M. We just decided to see some countryside. Our destinations were going
to be the 40 mile ride up Highway 160 to Durango, Colorado, and continuing on
another 60 miles further to Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Both of these spots in
southern Colorado are summer vacation places for families.
drove straight through to Pagosa Springs first and were surprised by the
beautiful and gentle climbing mountain countryside. After driving the 100 miles
to Pagosa Springs we were only 1,500 feet higher in elevation than the 6,000
foot level we started at in Cortez. The temperature was a cool 75 degrees in
Pagosa Springs, and there was rain in the air. We went to the local tourist
& visitor’s center to accumulate some literature about the area, and went
on driving about the area to see golf courses, RV parks, and plenty of
restaurants. There was a gentle running river that quietly ran through the
entire setting. Tourists were everywhere. It kind of reminded me of Carmel,
started to sprinkle as we headed the 60 miles back to Durango and lightning and
thunder followed as it rained harder in spots. We found Durango to be the same
as Pagosa Springs. Tourists everywhere like ants running in and out t-shirt,
ice-cream, and mountain outfitter businesses. It is a very cute old remade town
and is the starting point of the Durango to Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
which we decided earlier not to ride. It is a nine hour round-trip ride, and
certainly the most popular tourist attraction in the area.
fascination with Mexican food continues as we found “Tequila’s” in Durango and
ate enough to last a couple days. I felt like the Pillsbury Dough-Boy on
departure! Nothing like that real full feeling.
arrived back in Cortez as light rain was dropping around 6 P.M. I need a 20
June 30, 2013 started early as we had the 7:40 A.M. tee time at the
Conquistador Golf Club here in Cortez. This little in the country course is
sweet. We completed our round at the four hour mark. Janet is feeling her way
back into the game. She DOES have game, as she tries real hard, but it just
will take some time. Patience partner!
Elks Lodge next door to the golf club was closed so we headed back to the coach
to get cleaned up and . . . . nothing! We got real lazy, had a little lunch
onboard and just never got moving. It rained on and off for a couple hours but
nothing too hard. Love these low temperatures.
come with some pictures in this blog shortly. It has taken me some time to get
warmed up to a new camera and a new filing system, but I have pictures.