Friday, August 24, 2012

Southern Colorado

Happy Friday Friends, It is so good to be home! I love going on adventures but truly there is no place like home. We found this old cabin on the side of the road and couldn't resist getting a photo.

This is Chimney Rock and from a distance the base looks like a pyramid, although none of our photos show the other side that is really clear.  Ancient Puebloan people lived there about 1,000 yrs ago, according to archaeologists.
So impressive, rising out of the ground; makes you wonder who designed this and the significance of it. There is speculation that it was built to coincide with astronomical observances.
Mesa Verde's, the nations largest preserve which includes 600 cliff dwellings.  The weather was cloudy when we were there so the colors are as vibrant as you might see online; let me tell you it was spectacular.
This is the Cliff Palace that has 200 rooms.  Tourists are able to access some areas but not all-thankfully.
I will say that it was warm on Tuesday and although we live at almost 5,000 feet, I was very winded just walking here.  I will say that we had already walked about 20 blocks in Durango and that might have tired me out before we even got here.  The Park has done a wonderful job with maintaining this area and keeping the crowds under control and traffic flowing.

We do have more photos and I will post them but just wanted to share this with you-doesn't it look like a wonderful way to start the day. I have never gone up in a balloon, other than one that was tethered to the ground at a festival, but it does look fun.  May you soar with eagles today.
Joy to you!  Noreen


  1. Good morning Friend!! I would love to see those cliff dwellings one day. That chimney rock is so interesting! And that cabin by the side of the road...hmmm, maybe I could afford to buy that one?

  2. Now THAT is a fixer upper. I LOVE old buildings out there in the mountains. I start imagining the life of the people who lived there. So glad we get to see Mesa pictures. I haven't been there for years. So cool. Hope you have a grand weekend!

  3. Great pics! Mom has gone up in a balloon and said it doesn't feel like you think it would. It feels more solid and your head gets really hot from the flame. Welcome home!

    Your friends,

    Murphy & Stanley

  4. I think I would love to soar in a ballon some day. I will have to agree with you, there really is no place like home

  5. Amazing! That is just fascinating, Noreen. I'll bet you were tired AND hot! xo Diana

  6. Absolutely gorgeous pictures! I would love to visit that part of your state some day.

    And I'm with you ... I, too, love to travel but I really do love getting back home. ;-)

  7. I love your photos. And I want to thank you for your comments on Heart Choices today. As you know, I go to church alone. It can be very lonely at times but I've found so many friends who are such a blessing to me. I actually joined my church years ago. My pastor is amazing and so supportive to me.

    Blessings and love,

  8. The pics were just fascinating!

  9. The photos are pawesome! Hope you enjoyed yourself and have a great weekend

  10. Oh what a nice trip you've had! I think all those rooms are amazing. Having seen the Grand Canyon, I'm imagining those kinds of colors. The cabin on the side of the road is a sweet shot.

  11. Hey precious friend,

    It's been a while since I have been able to pop in on you. I'm so glad you all enjoyed your trip! I love the photos!!!

    I pray that you're doing well! Love ya!

  12. The cabin is MOM's favorite. She just loves stumbling across that kind of stuff.

  13. What a fabulous adventure!! Great pictures!


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