Echo Basin Ranch
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... through. It was beautiful and we were glad that we were saving the money and the time.
We drove from Durango to Mancos, Colorado where we checked into the Mesa Verde Motel. It was very nice. We were given the family suite that had a queen bed in a back room and two full beds in the main room along with a table and chairs. It was old but very clean and comfortable.
We had hoped to eat at Bubba's Real Texas BBQ but when we got there Bubba ...
... the Spruce Tree House. We hiked down to the house in a series of switch back paths. It was a good hike but I had to stop a few times to catch my breath. Sheila and I spent some time exploring the rooms. We also seen the water source which was a spring that ran between the layers of rock. Not much water for the folks!!
The next stop was Balcony House. Here you had to buy a ticket and have the ranger guide the group. This tour and the hike was described as ...
... happy to see it, but strangely exhausted I think by the heat and the altitude – still around the 7000 foot mark. Still can’t really get a good deep breath of air and my head keeps feeling like it’s being squashed – but that could be my visor!! Anyway, carrying on.
Then we drove hurriedly to Cortez where we hoped to check in to an older motel miraculously rated by TripAdvisor #5 of 15 hotels in Cortez, with rave ...
... driving through the park looking at some interesting rocks.
Pic 12 - The Arches National Park: This is a peculiar rock formation just out in the middle of nowhere all by itself. I shall call it lonesome rock.
Pic 13 - The Arches National Park: Too bad I don't have zoom or I would get a better picture of these weird rocks.
Pic 14 - The Arches National Park: Here you go, a little education thrown in just for fun.
... to try to understand what they were telling us and exactly why Mary thought that they were appropriate for us in particular when she heard them. Our conclusion (and we may or may not have it correct) is that we are spending our "earthly treasure" to see God's treasures. If you find God's treasures, it is worth everything you own. Could some of the areas we have seen be heaven on earth? Thanks Mary.
Our devotional from our book was from 2 Corinthians 4:16 and Ephesians ...