The next morning we headed over to catch a bus, to ride into Silverton. It was about the only sun we would see that day. Once we started over the pass, it started to rain, and even hailed a little bit. The driver did a great job and got us in safely. Once in Silverton, we did a little tourist shopping, which is fun with little ones, since they want everything. We did walk away with a pop gun and a butterfly hat. On the drive home, we had to institute a warning word before the gun would pop - after we startled Mom and Dad one to many times. After a good lunch we headed over to the train station.
Lauren all smiles in her new hat
Cooper and Mom ready
We started off with a little rain, and it continued thru the trip, but we never really got too wet, and the place was really beautiful. We had signed up to be in the open air car, and thankfully it was not too cold, so it was really fun.
Train ran along the creek for many miles - just about to pass and really big waterfall
Cooper and Lauren ready to go- All smiles ( with some fruit snacks in our cheeks)
Really enjoying the views
After a long day on the train we let the kids blow off a little steam at the hotel pool and then grabbed some pizza. The next morning we were headed over to Mesa Verde. Again, a really cool place. We grabbed tickets to tour the Balcony House and The Cliff Palace. Both are very cool and the kids were able to climb ladders and crawl thru small tunnels. What's not to like. The best thing was it was a whole day with sun. We were ready to enjoy it. We were also very proud of Jack for making it up the first 30 foot ladder.
SO ready to GO
Lauren checking out the Balcony House
Ready for Cliff Palace
Martha and Jack Enjoying the SunShine
The Cousins had a great time
Even thought it is a rough drive down to Durango, and it always seems to take longer then it should, we had a great trip. I am sure we will travel down again soon. Hopefully we can get in a few camping trips before summer is over. Let the summer fun begin!