September 4-6, 2013
We left Moab bright and early Wed. (Sept. 4th). It was a beautiful ride to Durango and only about 180 miles. We enjoyed being on a country highway as opposed to the interstate.
Sights along the way kept me busy and interested...
A huge thanks to the people working in this heat to improve our quality of travel.
We passed many farms...
and pastures before arriving in Durango.
Belle quickly settled into her spot at the Durango KOA. We chose a secluded back-in space on the far side of the park. Its very quiet and very little traffic.
The Tan Clan is happy...Joe made a nice fenced in area at home so they can sit out with us and there are two fenced in bark parks at the campground for them to play ball in.
We started our third year of full-time RVing on September 6th. The time has flown by and just thinking back on all our adventures sure makes us thankful we can enjoy this life style.
Our pups seem to have settled down over the past 2 years. They always know when we are getting ready to move on.
And have turned out to be great traveling companions.
Thursday was spent running errands...Pearl needed a new air filter...imagine that! We needed information...always good to have! And we needed a few things from Wal-Mart and the grocery store...nice to stock up!
With errands out of the way...Friday we hit the trail!
The Colorado Trail stretches almost 500 miles...from Durango to Denver. Hikers, horseback riders, and mountain bikers all enjoy the trail which is maintained by the Colorado Trail Foundation...all volunteers!
The section of trail we hiked was along the Junction Creek just outside of Durango.
Pam and John (Oh, The Places They Go!) did this hike with friends when they were in Durango...look familiar?
We only made it 2 miles in...didn't get to Gudy's Rest. If we have time, we want to go back to catch that view!
We finished our time with a 7 mile ride (one way) to the Animas Overlook. It's an unpaved road with wonderful views.
There is a very short interpretive walk at the overlook along with picnic tables and a potty.
Oh, I almost forgot to mention the wonderful weather...it is absolutely perfect. Highs in the mid 80s and the lows in the mid 50s with a very nice breeze.
Hope you are having a great week-end.
until next time...