Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Pagosa Springs and Durango, Colorado

Steven and I had the opportunity last week to visit Pagosa Springs and Durango, Colorado. We really enjoyed a ride on the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.

We took the Narrated Coach (worth the price in my opinion) and really enjoyed listening to an actor tell us about the railroad as if he were Robert Palmer, the builder of the rail line in the 1870's.

On the way back we listened to an actress tell us about the native people as if she were Chipita a Southern Ute Indian princess. It was beautiful, fascinating and informative!

Check out that track--Edgy!

In Silverton, Colorado. 

 Silverton has an amazing museum. The San Juan County Historical Society Museum has a great display that includes a high tech jail from the late 1800's. This is something which you really ought to see some time.  Here are a few pictures of the jail. It is basically a jail building inside of a regular building. 

Me inside the jail building. The box on the wall on the right is full of levers that opened the doors to the four cells from outside the jail building.

 The beds were these hammocks that hook onto the loops in the wall. This place even had indoor plumbing!

Steven and I are travel geeks. By this I mean when we go somewhere we like to learn a little bit about the history by visiting museums and a little bit about the natural history of the place by going hiking. We had a great time doing just that!

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