Aug 13, 2007
Nov 12, 2007
. There was an October-fest going on that had one section of the Main St closed off, with music, stalls and people wandering around with large tankards of beer - made quite a neat atmosphere on the street, and most of the other shops on the Main St had remained open. We had a coffee and a slice of Pumpkin bread, and just sat outside at a table and watched the people meandering past, and the fall oak leaves drifting around and twirling in the breeze. Only a short drive to Mancos, which is near the Mesa Verde National Park, where we are going to tomorrow. The campground http://www.mesaverdecamping.com/ is quite pretty, and we had fun playing a round of mini golf with the kids. There are also some horses, goats, a miniature pony and a Burro here that we enjoyed patting.
A cruisy morning this morning, with lots of coffee before hitting the Wolf Creek pass - an amazing road through aspen lined mountains, with breathtaking views over a large valley at the top. We arrived in Durango at lunchtime, and parked in a residential area a few blocks from the Main street. We walked into town (which was very quaint and easy on the eye) and headed to 'Thru the Lens' photography shop www.durangophotography.com which does Old West style photos. I saw this place on an Oprah special when she and her friend drove across the U.S.A and had their photos taken here - I thought it would be a fun souvenir for us. We had a great time taking our photos - Kate got to dress up in a pretty frilly dress with a parasol, I had a pink gown circa late 1800's (which I didn't find out until I was putting it on was the one Oprah wore for her photo!!!!), Fred had a 'Maverick' outfit complete with dustjacket, holster & guns and a fake moustache, and Josh had chaps & 3 pistols! After our photos & a quick lunch in the 5th Wheel, we walked around the Main St