Fall Reflections in the Colorado Rockies

On a recent trip to the Colorado Rockies, we thoroughly enjoyed the splendor of fall bursting with color! These photos were taken outside of Durango near the ski resort.

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The photos were taken across the street from where our daughter and son-in-law live and where they walk their dogs everyday.

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Narrow Gauge Railroad in Durango and Silverton, Colorado

On a recent trip to our daughter’s in Durango, Colorado we checked something off of our bucket list–taking a train ride in the Colorado Rockies on the Narrow Gauge Railroad, between Durango and Silverton.  This restored steam train offers scenic, seasonal rides and ends at a museum displaying machinery. If you ever have a chance to go, I’d strongly suggest that you do so!  It was awesome.  Enjoy the photos.

We heat with wood and I loved the ornate pot belly stove in the train station.

We heat with wood and I loved the ornate pot belly stove in the train station.

There was still snow in early May.  This area could receive snow in June.

There was snow in early May. This area could receive snow in June.

Beautiful mountain scenery along the way.

Beautiful mountain scenery along the way.

When I asked for the time, out came the cool pocketwatch!

When I asked for the time, out came the cool pocket watch!

Nice mountain views in the background.

Snowcapped mountain views in the background.

All aboard!

All aboard!

Switchback on the ride back.

Switchback on the ride back.

Awesome panaromic shot.

Awesome panaromic shot.

Panaromic antique wooden train car.

Panaromic antique wooden train cars.

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Coolest Bank in the Wild West

Sometimes, I like to post things that may not pertain to quilting but are extremely interesting. Such is the case today. On a recent trip to visit our daughter in Durango, Colorado, we took a day trip to Silverton. What an awesome place! I ran across the coolest bank in the Wild West. I felt like I had stepped back into the 1800’s.

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