The Streets of Durango

 

May 7, 2013

Tuesday we awoke rested after a good night’s rest. We ventured forth to discover what Durango had to offer because we were a bit saddle sore after the previous two days. We gave a local a hand closing up her shop and she directed us to Oscars for breakfast. It was a good choice as it was a homey little place that we both like a lot. It had a train running around overhead and really good breakfast.

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Then we set off on foot to discover as much as we could about Durango. It really is a pleasant town built on the local college and the tourist traffic. It is getting the first indications that spring is arriving.

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We visited any number of little shops and then lucked into this old hotel. I like old hotels and they may be my next great adventure. But the Strator Hotel has been in operation since the 1880’s. I talked the guy into giving us a tour of one of the rooms. The room just happened to be the one used by Louis L’Amour when he wrote one of his series of western novels. Mario is a big fan, so he was in heaven.

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Strator hotel

Then we went down to the train station and booked a train trip for tomorrow. There is a train museum there that we found very interesting so we spent some time in there.

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In the afternoon we caught up on chores such as laundry and then went out for a pleasant evening of beer and salad at a local Irish bar. A great day, albeit a bit quiet for this boy.

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2 responses to “The Streets of Durango

  1. DANIEL LOU TOUPS

    Durango was not my favorite stop on our trip through the Rocky Mtns. I guess because we were at the end and were anxious to get home. A lot of excitement here this week. Jace’s team is making a run for the state championship this weekend! Wish them luck, and pray that no one gets hurt (especially him!)

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