Durango

We left Pagosa Springs straight after breakfast. It was only an hour's drive to Durango.
On the way we drove past Chimney Rock.
Chimney Rock is a sacred place, a celestial observatory and seasonal calendar for the Ancestral Puebloans over 1000 years ago.


 
 There were more snowy mountains in the distance, but we didn't get anywhere close to it.


In Durango our first stop was Durango Discovery Museum.



I helped Ryan make a paper rocket and we shot it up into space.



 
Alex dressed up in a space suit and tried to design a space ship on computer.

     
 

Ryan joined him.


 
 
There were a few other things to experiment with too, but is was not quite as exciting as Explora in Albuquerque.

  
 





 
 I found these very strange wire-like plants growing in the rocks. Never seen anything like it!


We had a wander along the Animas river.



 
 

Next we went to the centre of Durango and had a look at the Train Museum.







 

 
 Our accommodation at the Iron Horse Inn was only a couple of miles out of Durango. We've got amazing views of the mountains.


 
 The Durango to Silverton Narrow Gauge RailRoad runs straight past our door. Here we are waiting for the 5:15 train to come past.



 
 Now waiting for the 6:00 train to come past.




We played some boardgames and then the boys wanted to go play outside.

 
 It started with handball, but game developed into a high kicking game.


 
The sun was still shining onto the mountains until sunset time. I really enjoyed staying here.

We had a couple of trains go past again in the morning. It was a crisp 5'C while waiting for the train.


 
 

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