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... 2 to meet Kepler, Michael and Taylor's 5 month old. If you recall, we first met Michael and Taylor in New Zealand and quickly became best friends. They live in Fort Collins (7 hours away) so any chance we get to meet up, we do.
- Both babies love the Bumbo chair which we got used this past week. It helps the babies sit up and strengthen their backs and necks.
... Valley, and after that we would be on our own.
The scenery leading up to Monument Valley was superb. Majestic. Extraordinary.
Monument Valley even more so.
We bounced down the track with R&G in their 4x4, which might have given us even better views, but it didn't, so they went off and left us to potter on at our own pace,
The scenery continue to enthral, as over each hilltop it changed, the colours always captivating ...
... the valley and the top of the in-town mountains peeked out with snow on top. We had to take advantage of this type of day so Chip, mom and I hopped in the car and drove about 20 minutes up in the mountains for some snow and views. We stopped at Haviland Lake, a recreation area right off the main road. It was incredibly peaceful and beautiful up there. Next we made a stop at Durango Mountain Resort to ...
... picnic in the sunshine before making our way onto the old fashioned steam train to take us to Durango.
The ride on the steam train was really nice, took 3.5hrs. Took lots more photos. I'm running out of ways to say things look stunning, beautiful, breathtaking etc!!! I did feel a bit queasy at how close we were to the edge at times!!
We got to Durango just after 6, but time was ...
... hail BOUNCING off the roof of the cars parked out front. By the time we finished it was relatively dry outside for the walk back to the train.
Kathy found a fine native jewelry boutique and she bought a lovely pair of pale turquoise ear rings. I bought a large coffee mug and Darlene bought the usual pins and refer-magnets.
The ride back should take the same 3.5 hours ...
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