I'm tired... We had to wake up this morning at 5:30 to be ready to leave by 7 am. We walked into town grabbed breakfast and waited patiently for our train to leave at 9:45. Why the heck we woke up so early for?? I don't know.
We got to see the first train leave which the kids loved.
While we waited we checked out the train museum, hit up Starbucks and saw a couple trains leave. I have to say I find train engines really neat looking! The kids loved that they were able to play where the
I have to say this, I love how most of the trash cans are painted! It's so neat!
Finally after countless photo ops we boarded the train to head off to Silverton for the day. Again traveling with kids is not easy. They were constantly switching seats on the train,
potty breaks galore and wanting a snack every 5 minutes.. And we were only on the train 20 minutes...if that.
The view was spectacular and scary at the same time. The train ran against the river the whole time. The scary part was looking out your window and you see nothing but a cliff. Being on a train on a cliff is scary. We hit some more rain.. Of coarse, but we went prepared this time and had jackets.
Silverton Colorado is where we were headed and is a small little town nestled in the mountains. There are some small shops and good places to eat.
You really don't need to spend to much time there since there isn't to much to do, they give you two hours to do what you want. We had a nice lunch then stopped into a candy shop, browsed a few stores.
We had to get back on the train for our two hour ride back which by the way was interesting because two of my kids were in bad moods because they didn't get candy..
Why? Because they didn't eat their lunch. Lol
We arrived back into Durango and instantly took the kids to the pool. Riding an old train like that your likely to come back with soot on you. It was nice but the indoor pool felt like a sauna and the spa was too hot. It was nice to relax for a bit and let the kids unwind. Tomorrow we're going to hang out in town for a bit then drive about an hour to New Mexico. I'm tired...