Thursday, August 02, 2007

OK, Balls....

finally, here are pics from our quick little three day trip to Durango. (Remind me that I still need to tell you why my little sister's nickname is Balls:))

This is the Animas River that runs right through town.


On Monday Hubby stayed at the campsite playing WOW on his laptop while Miss S and I went shopping:) Miss S really wanted her new little purse to be in her photo - we bought it on Saturday at a garage sale for .25.


The Strater Hotel on Main Street. I love how this picture turned out!!


The front of our cabin. Seriously folks, I LOVE camping, and I love camping in tents, but there is nothing that beats a charming little cabin like this. Inside is a double bed and a bunk bed, a little desk, and a night stand...all made from logs. And it's air conditioned:) We belong to the KOA Kampers Klub so it was only $45 a night. And at the campground there are showers, a swimming pool, game room, miniature golf, ice cream and a movie every night and various planned kid's activities...and so much more! We made breakfast both mornings at the cabin - one morning was scrambled eggs and sausage and the next morning was oatmeal and fruit. YUM!

Moki hooked us up with recommendations for several restaurants and stores and we hit almost every one:) My favorites were the yarn store, aptly named Yarn, and the Humane Society Thrift Store. It was right next to the Humane Society and Hubby actually said...wow you can adopt animals at the thrift store? What a goofball!

And a finally parting shot as we were headed out of town. Durango is nestled into a little valley so you get occassional shots as you are heading up the moutain and out of town. It's quite breathtaking. KOA takes reservations a year in advance so I told Hubby we are making our reservations immediately for next summer! I want to spend a whole week either in Durango again, maybe Flagstaff, maybe Colorado Springs, maybe Moab....

Take a peak here....the layout I made for "All About Me" is one of the featured ones on the challenge blog:):) I'm thrilled about that:) I can't wait to get to work on the next challenge.

10 comments:

rohanknitter said...

That looks like a great time! Your little cabin looks a lot like the little cabin we just stayed in.

Stephanie said...

Your trips looks like it was a lot of fun. I have never been camping (not even in a cabin!). But I suspect that I would really enjoy it. Adding that to my to do list...

TinkerBlue said...

I love tent camping and kayak camping. But sometimes it's also nice to do the KOA Kabin camping. We stayed in one in Astoria, Oregon and somewhere in Washington.

I love the KOA campsites. The other one we stay at in Kent, when we go to Seattle has a pool and on Friday and Saturday night they have recent movies.

Gotta love it.

monique(moki) said...

well, we should just plan a trip together! We could hit the shops during the day (though I'm sure Chris would join us...he loves going into town)etc etc etc :)

Ryalin said...

Thanks Sister!! I love it. It looks so awesome and peaceful. One of these years we need to meet up there!!

Ryalin said...

Thanks Sister!! I love it. It looks so awesome and peaceful. One of these years we need to meet up there!!

Danielle said...

Looks like so much fun! I had to laugh at the picture of your daughter. Everytime my girls get something new it's always, "take a picture of us with our new...." Girls:-)

monique said...

What a beautiful photo's!The trip sounds like a great and lovely one.

Natasha said...

OH how fun! We have a cabin (just like the one you stayed in minus the air) reserved for the end of the month! Can't wait

Marilyn said...

Raesha, the trip sounded fun. I love going to Durango. We stay at the Strater at least once every year or two for our anniversary which is in 11 days....can't wait! We only live 35 miles from there so it's close to just go up and shop and go for a hike. You guys probably drove through my pathetic little town (Aztec). Main street is totally torn up but will be awesome when it is finished.
And thanks for leaving a note on my blog about our dog. I'm starting to get used to the idea of her being gone.
Oh, 1 question, did that little cabin have a toilet in it???? That's my only problem with camping but I do have a great tent and all the equipment and love to go but I like the sites with facilities, if you know what I mean....LOL.