Well, today we only drove our Jeep about 10 miles to the Durango train station. Arriving to the train station at the last minute, Kathy and the kids jumped out of the Jeep and ran to check in and board the train. After I paid to park, I had to run full speed to the train station and was the very last person to get on board.
The train ride up to Silverton takes close to four hours with some stops along the way. We chose to ride in one of the enclosed coach cars, which was a good idea as it started to rain halfway up the mountain and those in the open cars were getting rained on with wet soot and cinders from the steam engine.
The scenery is incredible as the train follows the river all the way up to Silverton. We decided not to hang around in Silverton very long as we had just passed through the day before when it was raining. So, today we had just enough time to have an ice cream and then board the bus for a 90 minute ride back to Durango, which worked out well as the weather in Silverton turned from blue skies to black and the rain started dumping across the town.
Back in Durango, we walked up and down Main Street shopping for some souvenirs, eventually having dinner at Fired Up Pizzeria. Here's our little Cowboy eating what he loves most.
And a selfie of me with this lonesome cowboy as we both try to keep a straight face.
And my favorite picture of the day was this one of the kids being all huggy.
Our days have been so full that it has been challenging to find time at the end of each day for the kids to pick their favorite picture and tell a short story about their adventure. However, that can only mean one thing and that is everybody is having fun.
Our adventure will be wrapping up over the next few days. On Saturday, we will leave Durango Colorado and make it half way home, ending somewhere in Arizona. We have a couple of long days of driving, but I am confident we will have some fun and interesting stories to talk share.