Saturday, September 11, 2004

Colorado Road Trip 2004

We both love Colorado. We have been known to catch a flight and go for a long weekend. In September decided it was time for our Colorado fix. So we loaded up the jeep and drove from Dallas to Colorado for a wonder ten day vacation.

It was also the the week that Durango has it's annual Roaring thru the Rockies Bike rally. We made reservations for a cabin on the Delores River at Priest Gulch RV Park.

The campground/RV Park features 88 sites, many right on the river. Each site is spacious and has a picnic table and fire ring. They offer free firewood to our guests. They are open May 1 through October. It is a beautiful place We would love to live there! Priest Gulch - In the heart of the San Juan Skyway - longest National Forest Scenic Byway in the country.

The campground is located between Delores and Telluride.

We spent a day in Durango during bike rally and parade. We spent another day riding the Durango- Silverton Narrow Gauge train. This was so much fun and I shot a lot of pictures.

The train is a historic coal-fired, steam-powered locomotive. It winds through 46 miles of the San Juan National Forest to the old mining town of Silverton.

In Silverton we had a couple of hours to explore. We had lunch and shopped.

Then we rode the train back to Durango. We spent a day exploring Telluride. This is a neat little town with lots of photo ops

Every evening we looked forward to returning to our cabin. We would build a fire in our fire ring next to the river and listen to the soothing sounds of the water roll past us. This was a really relaxing trip.

Friday, September 10, 2004

The Trike

Dawn has said she was going to buy a motorcycle for her fiftieth birthday.

Even though she is not fifty yet, she bought a Honda Gold Wing and had a Trike conversion put on it. Short legs create a problem for people that insist on large bikes!

It took a few weeks to get the conversion kit done. She couldn't wait to get to drive it.

She just beemed when she finally brought it home. I believe it is the largest toy she has had so far!

We have more fun on that thing. We go on Sunday rides with friends and cruise around town. We ride when it's cold, windy or HOT.

She really loves that thing. She spends her Saturday evenings washing and waxing it for the Sunday rides.