Thursday, September 29, 2016

A Day of "Catch-Up" and Walking Historic Durango!

Well, we woke up to unusual event today - RAIN and it wasn't even forecast! This is the 1st rain we have experienced since leaving home over 3 weeks ago and it basically rained all day!

Ken and I had planned to take one of the top 10 scenic drives in the USA to Ouray, CO today, about 70 miles from the CG, but due to the rain, we decided to take that drive tomorrow.  

We spent most of the morning talking to our daughters, my sister, and my mother.  At this CG we have good phone reception, so it was time to connect with family.  It was so good to talk to all of them.  My mother is feeling a little better, but still not able to leave her room.

We decided we should take the 10 mile drive to Wal-Mart for a few groceries and some additional items we needed.  After all, it was raining!  From there we went to the downtown of historic Durango.  What an interesting and quaint area.  We decided to have lunch at Fired Up Pizzeria and what a good choice it was.  They had a lunch special of an 8" pizza with a drink or salad for $9.00 and it was delicious.  We each had a Margarita Pizza with meatballs that had a hand tossed thin crust that was baked in a brick oven.  One of the best we have ever had. Had some nice conversations with several of the patrons.

We took a walk around Durango where we went in and out of several of the interesting shops. 

One of the Old Hotels!

Dreary day, but this is Main Street!

Another classic old hotel!

This is the place where we got the delicious chocolate bar!

Loved the beautiful flowers and fountain at this Crepe Shop!

Authentic French Bakery with brick oven!

Dining Room side of the French Bakery!

Of course, we had to buy a dark chocolate candy bar at the Rocky Mountain Candy Company and a chai latte at a local coffee shop (it was rainy, damp, and cool).  While there we chatted with Samantha and Katelyn, our granddaughters. So nice to talk to them. We were back to the CG by 3:30 and a steady rain was falling.

I did some work on the blog and we called and talked with our other granddaughters, Bria and Cali.  We loved hearing the voices of all four of them today and the exciting things that are happening in their lives.

After dinner, Ken did some reading while I made some jewelry, the 1st time I did that since leaving home.  He also packed our lunches for tomorrow (what a guy) so we would be ready to leave tomorrow morning for Ouray.  It was a relaxing evening.

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