September 13, 2013
Our time here at the Durango KOA has just flown by. Tomorrow is travel day. The sheets have been changed, the laundry is all caught up, the floor has been vacuumed...with a brand new Hoover Air... and the fridge is full.
|The view towards town from our site.|
As many of you already know, we are KOA members and frequently choose to stay at them. Our puppies are a huge reason for that choice.
Jay and Carol Coates have been the owners/operators here for 21 years. To us, that's what makes this KOA a very special place.
It is evident that they truly love this place and enjoy providing a warm and friendly place for campers and RVers to call home.
In 2012 their KOA was awarded the KOA Franchise of the Year and 2013 Campground of the Year.
I am sure the pictures show the park is clean and well-maintained. But what the pictures don't show is that the staff is friendly and knowledgeable, and most of all, happy to be here!
It's quiet with sites that are private and comfortable. Junipers and pinon pines surround most sites.
Speaking of junipers...the one outside our dining table window is full of berries. We have been entertained since day one with these beautiful grosbeaks enjoying an "all you can eat buffet".
Here's "mama" ...
and "daddy". I hope he isn't sticking his tongue out at me, but it sure looks that way.
I could never get a clear pictures of the young birds all over the ground.
|yellow crook neck squash|
This year a vegetable garden and composting project were added. These pumpkins are much bigger than they look.
The garden offers a lot of variety.
The veggies are picked everyday and put into bins in the office...FREE to all campers!
|Seeds for the birds too!|
I do hope the pictures show how much we have enjoyed being here.
This little guy was a daily visitor too!
Tomorrow, we are off to Albuquerque for a few days.
Have a great week-end. Take care...