Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Durango Get Away

It seems that a good amount of people in Albuquerque escape to Durango, CO a lot during the summer months. We had heard great things about this place for the past couple years so this year we decided to venture up there with the kids and see what it was all about. Joe had traveled quite a bit this last year so we used his hotel points to stay free for a couple of nights. Joe has been so busy at work he was only able to take a day and half off, but we were just happy to get to spend any amount of time with him. 
 Friday morning we took a walk by the river. It was so beautiful and fun to people watch and river watch. The kids had a pretty good time but got tuckered out. We luckily found a fun little park by the river that we played on a couple times.
 No matter where we go, the hotel must have a pool. This is a requirement from the kids. Although it was a bit chilly and seemed to start raining every time we ventured to the pool, we persevered and got some pool time in. While we were swimming for the third time one day, Blake decided to pull his floaties off and go for it. Joe and I were amazed when he swam across the entire pool unassisted. He proceeded to jump in and swim for another hour or so before we had to get ready for dinner.
 Friday night we went to the Bar D Chuckwagon cowboy dinner. They had a little village tucked into the mountain that was a lot of fun. The kids got to ride a train (and Blake got to ring the bell the whole time). They also had a little playground for the kids. The food was good, the entertainment was fun and it was a lot of fun just to be together as a family in the mountains. Dinner wasn't served until 7:30, we didn't get ours until 8 and the show started at 8:30. Lexie promptly fell asleep just as the show started and slept through the whole thing. Blake got a kick out of some of the funnier songs. We were glad we made time to go to this fun little show.
Saturday we spent on Durango Mountain. The kids and Joe went on the alpine slides, Blake and Kalli were zipped into some hamster balls and ran on water and they both got to do a trampoline trapeze thing. Pretty much all Lexie and I could do was sit and watch. She was too young to even go on the gondola up the mountain and they weren't too keen on letting a 7 month pregnant woman go down the alpine slides.

We're glad we got to discover a little bit of this fun little mountain town. We look forward to going back when our kids are older and we could do more on the river.


Heather G. said...

Looks like a ton of fun! I love it when we can go on trips where we are outdoors a lot. Everyone looks like they are enjoying themselves!!! Can't believe you are already 7 months along!

Kilburn-Hall family said...

WOW--what a great place! I've never been there. It's looks like so much fun