A slow day today

Trip Start Jun 19, 2011
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Trip End Jul 20, 2011


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Bayfield Riverside RV Park

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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Since we were so busy last week at the rally with just about every minute scheduled it was good to have a slow day. We slept in just a little and then took our time having breakfast and drinking coffee. We had a cool beautiful morning and enjoyed hearing the creek rush by and the birds singing. Around 10:30 I headed up to the laundry room and did a quick load of laundry so that we wouldn't get caught with no where to wash clothes over the next day or two. Their laundry room was impeccably clean which is always nice. While I was doing clothes John shook out the rugs and wiped down the floor so we should be good to go for several more days.

Around 12:30 we pulled out of camp for a little day trip. As we drove out of our site and around the corner we saw the little Alpaca close to the road nibbling on the grass on the verge. He is a chocolate color and looked very happy.

Our first stop was in Vallecito which had a beautiful lake backed up from a dam. Our drive up was just lovely...beautiful mountain valleys with lush looking ranches along the way with very contented, fat cattle munching their way around the fields. In the distance we could see the bigger range of mountains in the background towering over some pretty impressive ones along our way. We never got to a pull out where I could take some pictures so the only shot today is of the Alpaca!

After arriving in Vallecito we pulled into a restaurant, Pura Vida Cafe that had a parking lot full of cars which we figured was a good sign. The only problem with lots of folks eating at a restaurant is that it takes some time to get your food but it was well worth the wait. We had chicken fried steak with dirty mashed potatoes and a Costa Rican corn dish that was wonderful. Our view out over the lake was delightful. While we waited we watched jet skis buzz around as well as canoes and larger boats. Apparently the 4th of July is well underway in Vallecito!

From there we headed back down the road to an intersection that took us into Durango. Again, the scenery was spectacular. We could see the uplifts in the mountains with the steeper parts of the uplift facing us. As we pulled into Durango from the north we were surprised at the size of the town. We have been there several times over the last many years and we didn't remember it being that large. There was a tremendous amount of traffic and we didn't find a place to pull over to check out some requested (by our two favorite sons-in-law) T-shirts from Durango. That will have to be a project for another day...sorry boys!

Our plans are to head toward Durango tomorrow and try to get an RV site for the next two nights so that we can possibly see the fireworks there Monday evening. Since we don't know for sure where we will be, I don't know if we will have an internet connection so you may not have your day made tomorrow by a communication from me! I am sure you can survive the trauma!

By the way, we talked to a couple of "newbies" on the blog thing today and I thought I would give a couple of Blog 101 hints. If you want to make a comment, just click on the box that indicates you can make one. A box will come up in which you can type your comment. Then (I think) there is a spot where you can click "post" or "publish" and that will be that. Also, if you double click on any of the pictures they will come up larger so that you can see them a little better.
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