Road Trip to Durango – Part 1

Durango, Colorado.

Nestled in the Rocky Mountains with an elevation of 6500 feet.

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The Air smells So Clean and the Water Tastes so Good.

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The Animas River cuts through the center of town.

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Durango truly Glows for the Holidays.

HGTV voted Durango one of the Top Ten Christmas Towns in the U.S.

Even the local Supermarket is jolly and bright.

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The Old Gaslight Theatre shows First Run Movies…

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Check out the Theatre Seating…Carmel Leather Recliners with Cup Holders…Wow!

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The many varied Art Galleries showcase amazing Works.

Sorrel Sky Gallery is a favorite.

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A bronze lion with her steadfast gaze greets you at the entrance.

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This serigraph, Deep Into The Desert State I, by Nilly Schenck was awe-inspiring.

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Deer and Bears live in town too.

The bears were hibernating, but a doe and her babies greeted us each morning for breakfast.

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Durango has the Polar Express Christmas Train at the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

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The Strater Hotel has welcomed visitors to Durango since 1887 –

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Gracious Victorian Elegance in a Rustic Cowboy Town.

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Please wipe your boots at the door.

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At the top of Main Avenue is Buckley Park and the 120′ Christmas Tree.

To herald the Season, Santa and Mrs. Claus, riding atop a stagecoach, lead the Parade to the Tree.

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Everyone gathers ’round the Tree.  All stand quiet.  Waiting.

Then a Gasp…

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The Tree Lights up the Cold Dark Night.

Durango, Colorado…Christmas Magic abounds.

And you know there isn’t anything better than Christmas Magic.

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