Positive Energy Adventure – Colorado/New Mexico 8/2011 – Day 3


This morning I made us an omelet, 12-grain toast, strawberries, blueberries and banana for breakfast.  We drove 1 1/2 hrs. to the Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  I was driving and after we paid the $15 entrance fee, there was another somewhat “scary” mountain road to traverse before arriving at the top where the Park was located.

We waited in line for about 30 minutes for tickets to the Cliff Palace and then went to the Museum for a 20 minute video about the Park.  We then toured Spruce Tree House.  This is the walk down to it…

After eating our picnic lunch, we were ready for the 1:30pm tour of Cliff Palace.  It almost looks like a miniature reproduction…

The tour guide was very friendly and made the tour interesting…

We had to climb some ladders…

We got back to Durango at 4pm…explored the town some…ran into Oprah…(not really)…

This is a Hummingbird Moth…at first I thought it was a Hummingbird!

We had dinner at Francisco’s, which was very good.  Next stop was the Balcony Bar & Grill, where there was live music and very strong drinks!  We had a long island, which we nicknamed “After Mesa..Got Verde Wasta”.    This is the duo…it looks like she’s naked, but she’s not!

It was another great day!!

4 thoughts on “Positive Energy Adventure – Colorado/New Mexico 8/2011 – Day 3

  1. hello there, not sure if you know me but I am the park ranger that gave you that tour. I am Joshhua Pelham, been a park ranger there for 8 summers 2011 was not that long ago, I am glad you have your web page, looks really nice, good luck and keep in touch

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    • Hi Joshua…that’s so cool you found my blog! And the pic of you! I’ve traveled quite a bit since that trip…to six countries in Africa, 9 countries in Europe, and quite a few other trips. I visited Colorado again in 2013 and was almost stranded at Estes Park during the massive floods. Hope you’re doing well!

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  2. Love that hummingbird moth! You certainly have an experienced Southwestern travel companion. The positive energy is indeed flowin’.

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