|Jenn eating her Thee Pitts ribs! Finger Lickin' Good!|
Thursday, September 08, 2011
Get Real ~ Durango, Colorado - guest post by my cousin Jaime
Our last night we ate at another restaurant that I would highly recommend it is called Ken and Sue's. We sat at a great window table which was great because it is right on main street so we saw all of the action of the people walking around. The food was fabulous and the drinks were too! I had an Arnold Palmertini which was a first and it was great!
One of the days we drove to Silverton which is an old coal mining town. The drive is a MUST! You drive all around the mountains and it is BREATHTAKING, seriously!!! Along the way they have some premium photo opportunities. I truly felt like I was in the movie Sound Of Music (my favorite movie by the way). People call it the Million Dollar Highway and now I know why.
We did the drive but what most people do is the Durango & Silverton Historic Steam Railroad which is very historical and we were told the sights are even better then the drive but it was totally sold out. So, if you find yourself heading to Durango one day you may want to book your train ticket prior to going. They even offer an option of taking the train to Silverton and then they bus you back which is very popular because the drive is quicker then doing the train all over again.
On our final full day we did white water rafting in Durango. If you know the three of us we are not adventurous ladies, but we had decided we are in Colorado that we needed to do something adventurous. Off we went, nervous and all. Luckily, we met a women who was doing it alone with us. She was so warm, sweet and friendly. She did a great job of calming us down. She had done it once before, so we all became little buddies. Once our instructor came we got on a bus from the 1970's and off we went higher up the river. Well, once we got into the raft we were nervous but yet we realized that it was not scary the entire time and it was just beautiful taking in the views. If you know anything about rafting that day the river was a class 3 out of 5 so yes there really was some rough spots but yes it was manageable and we would all do it again! (SO VERY PROUD OF YOU, JEN & AUNT TERRI FOR BEING BRAVE AND GETTING ADVENTUROUS! ~ kara)
another durango website to try - http://www.durango.com/