Super 8 Motel Durango / Purgatory
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Wow Day 14, two weeks on the road and more to come. Tomorrow I start exploring southern Colorado.
Today was a short ride of 272 kms from Grand Junction to Durango but what a ride. One section is called the Million Dollar Highway which rumour has it that it cost a million dollars per mile to build. Try looking up the Million Dollar Highway on …
... Mart where Brayden told us all to buy any extra warm layers we might need as it was going to be freezing cold for the next few days at least maybe longer. He was right as soon as we got off the coach I realised how cold it was! Jake bought himself a black scarf just incase he needs it tomorrow when we go Snow mobiling which should be really good as we're going on a double one together so it'll be a laugh :) It was snowing when we arrived at the travel lodge in Durango after a long ...
... We ended up painting, with about 15 other students, Van Gough's 'A Starry Night.' Mom is definitely the experienced painter in the family but I ended up with a moderately good version of Van Gough's masterpiece.
The following day was a bit more relaxed and with that was a partly sunny day in Durango. Our first order of business was to show off our new house to mom. After yet another ...
... up because someone ran her off the road on her way there. We saw her car in the ditch later in the morning. By luck, the head Interpreter in the park was having breakfast at the cafeteria with his wife. He very graciously took over as our tour guide. He is the one who trains all the interpreters in the park and he was very good.
The first thing he pointed out to us was Shiprock in New Mexico. It sure is a far view! But we are very close ...
... 9000 ft down to "civilization" and there was no other way to bring that much that far. As you will see the engines are fully restored steam locomotives that huff and puff and have to stop a couple of times up the mountain to take on water.
I made reservations yesterday after looking at the weather forecast. We had a choice of sitting in a closed passenger car where the windows could be opened or ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
TravelPod Member ReviewsSuper 8 Motel Durango / Purgatory
Before I started my roadtrip, I booked a number of motels at places I knew where and when I would be. This included this motel: Super 8! They charged me for the room at the time of Online booking! That means they had my money for almost three weeks before I arrived at the motel ! They said it was policy but I did not see their policy online and they were the only Motel to charge beforehand. I will not be pre-booking with Super 8 again
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