Saturday, November 29, 2008

Durango Memories

Last year Lys and I joined my sister and her granddaughter in Durango, Colorado over Thanksgiving vacation. What a great get-away! Upon our arrival, the trees were bare, the air was crisp, and the mountains rose in rugged splendor.

Thanksgiving morning we woke to the magical transformation that snow brings!
Our last night there we went on the Polar Express -- the narrow-gauge train that runs from Durango to Silverton. Here it is pulling into Durango at dusk.

Children boarded the train in their pj's. We were treated to hot chocolate while they sang the "Hot, Hot, Hot, Hot Chocolate" song from the movie. As the train chugged on, we heard the story of "The Polar Express." At last Santa met us at the North Pole and gave each of us a silver bell (if you believed!). We all became children once again. Downtown has an old west feeling to it. We had one of the best breakfasts at a little cafe before doing some shopping on the main street. Making a snowman and caroling with the towns people to the village center for the Christmas tree lighting completed this memorable weekend.

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