Sunday, June 30, 2013

The Weekend Flew By

           Saturday, 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. 

We 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, California. 

It 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. 

Our 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. 

We arrived back in Cortez as light rain was dropping around 6 P.M. I need a 20 minute nap!  

Sunday, 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! 

The 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. 

I’ll 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.

We are enjoying it!

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