And To Think That I Saw It on Main Street.
At 6800 feet above sea level, Durango sits high in the Rockies.
Lightheadedness ensues to those not acclimated. Like Me.
It is a ski destination for many. But this weekend, there was Not a Snowflake in Sight.
No Worries. Everyone Skipped the Slopes and Went Down to Main Street.
To Shop and Stroll.
Come Along. You’re Going to Love This!
We Started with Lunch. Carver Brewing Company.
Ranch Burgers as Big as Your Head. Spiral Fries that Twirl on Forever.
Spicy Chicken Wings. An Appetizer fit for a Meal.
Durango has a Colorful Wild West History Where Gold and Silver are King.
Durango was founded in 1880 by the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad. By July of 1882, tracks to Silverton were completed and the train began transporting both freight and passengers. The Durango-Silverton Railroad was originally constructed to haul silver and gold ore, but passengers soon realized that it was the view that was truly precious.
The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad Polar Express Train is Wildly Popular.
Just Like Stepping into the Book.
You Can Even take the Train to Cut Your Own Christmas Tree.
For Our Visit, We Shopped!
Durango is filled with Shops for the Tourists that are Loved By All.
Pendleton Everything. It Gets Really Cold in Durango and Pendleton Fits the Bill.
Socks for Cozy Toes.
Blankets for a Cozy Doze.
Mugs filled with Hot Chocolate for a Cozy Nose.
Bears. Still Not Hibernating but Very Soon.
And Antlers Galore. Chandeliers. Coat Racks. Key Holders.
The Snow is Coming and Durango will be Ready!
Love These Pewter Moose Shakers.
And Maybe Just One More Snowman Ornament.
Getting Ready for the Santa Parade Up Main Street.
Biker Heels. These Almost Jumped into My Bag.
We Did Take Home the Ultimate New Age Zen Himalayan Salt Stone Lamp.
From Earthbound Trading Company.
The Sales Person was Very Keen to Fill Us in on How the Salt Stone Lamp Works…
The Salt Stone Lamp is hand carved from salt excavated from the Himalayan Mountains. When the salt is heated, it releases negative ions, also known as “Vitamins of the Air”. The negative ions are said to calm nerves, revitalize cells and purify the air for a holistic experience. They give the air an invigorating freshness, similar to that found near waterfalls, at the seaside, on mountaintops or after a thunderstorm. All of these areas have balanced ion ratios and therefore have a healthful, revitalizing effect on the body.
I Love the Soft Orange Light Glow. Purified Air? That Will be Nice too. We’ll See. 🙂
And We Made it Back Home in Time for the Deer Sightings.
A Mule Deer.
The Cold Swoops in with the Setting Sun.
A True Rocky Mountain High. Filled with Magic.
Have You Visited Durango?
I think this will be a good one
So glad I did this trip with you…:)
Benn to Durango a couple times, but didn’t have time to ride the train either time. We were on a “schedule” you see… The country is SO gorgeous!
Now I’m sorry we didn’t stay long enough to ride the train…next time, next time! And yes, Colorado is breathtaking. 🙂
Another great post!! We should have all piled in the stagecoach and gone for a spin around town. Next year. I am happy you saw the dear. It makes my day every time.
Looks like so much fun♥
Thanks for stopping by, Summer…it is a fun place set in breathtaking mountains!
Love the pictures! It’s been years since I visited Durango and your pictures brought back many memories. I was last there in the mid-90s for an annual church meeting. And my grandfather was a mail carrier on the Narrow Gauge in the 1920s, equipped with holster and gun in case the train was robbed by bandits. No wonder he loved cowboy novels!
Bandits on the train…oh my…what fun memories, Michelle…glad I could help!