Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Texas Bound...and beyond!

Yesterday was our last day in Durango.  We didn't do much.  Mostly, we hung out in the RV Park and began the process of packing up the motor home.  Then, after lunch, we decided to take


one last drive through the mountains.

We stopped at the


Alpine Rose RV Park to pick up information for future use.  They are located about 2 miles north of Durango on 550.  However, they only have a weekly rate which seemed pretty pricey at somewhere between $250 and $300 depending on the type of site you wanted for high season.  Maybe, I would have to think twice about staying here for a month.

Our drive took us on into town and then out a back road.   We saw


some beautiful homes high up above the river.  And, we some some


beautiful barns in the valleys not far from the river's edge.

We climbed high in the mountains where we found


Lemon Reservoir.  All that was missing was the moose!

We hated to have to turn around, but our day was drawing to a close and we still needed to have dinner and finish packing.

Once we were back to the campground, we grilled our hamburgers and Andrew made us


one last campfire that we


enjoyed until the last ember burned out.

This morning, we were up early.  Unfortunately, Mark had to get out his drill motor and retract that stubborn back jack.  Guess, we are going to have to talk to Tiffin about the situation...ugh!

Once all the jacks were up and slides were in, we were ready to roll as we had a long travel day ahead of us.

  I got this one


last shot of Durango and we climbed up 550 South.

All, too soon, we were seeing


the mountains of New Mexico.

It was on through Albuquerque, a quick stop for lunch, and by late afternoon, we were welcomed


to Texas.  However, our day was not quite over.  We drove on to Amarillo, where we are staying overnight at the Oasis RV Park.

Tomorrow's drive will take us on into Fort Worth.

We have had a great 10 days in Colorado, but, the family vacation fun is not over.  We have just 4 days to regroup before we fly out with Scott, Jennifer, and the kids for a week in Vegas.  And, the summertime adventures continue!


  1. Glad you had fun in Durango... Pictures were great!
    Have fun & Travel safe

  2. Hey Dortha and Mark,
    I just found your site. Glad to see you are retired and having a wonderful time.
    I am in Australia . Been here since mid June. I will be heading home soon.
    Keep enjoying each other. I lost Darrell to cancer in Dec. It has been hard as you would expect. Stephanie has married an Aussie and she & Hunter are very happy.
    Smiles, Alice