Mesa Verde National Park

August 19, 2011

Anasazi Pueblo from a distance

We visited Mesa Verde National Park in early July, 2011.  The Anasazi really did not like company!  Recommend visiting at least once even though it is really out of the way.

Plan on the visit taking the entire day.  The park is about 1.5 hours west of Durango which is a great place to spend the night the day before launching your visit.  While you are there you might as well spend another day and ride the train to Silverton

Riding on the train to Silverton


Looking out our back door – Pagosa Springs

August 13, 2011

View from our back porch Pagosa Springs July 1, 2011

Another post from our yearly pilgrimage to Pagosa Springs for a week to escaped from the Texas heat.  This is  the view from our back porch at the Pagosa Springs Wyndham.

As I write this post at 5:30 PM on August 13 the temperature here in Fairview Texas is 86 degrees which is the coolest afternoon since early May.  We just finished 40 days in a row over 100 degrees! The record is 42 days.  Many people, me not included, were depressed because we did not break the record.  I was depressed because of the heat so the cool temperature is lifting my spirit.  Our relief is short lived however.  The high tomorrow is predicted to be 103 degrees!