Thursday, August 23, 2012

Thankful Thursday

How can it possibly be Thursday already?  The week has flown by and yes, I know I say that a lot but because we were away and couldn't get wifi, I wasn't able to be here at all.  I am so very thankful to be back home again, in our nest with our sweet little Hunter.  WE had a wonderful time down in the south-west corner of our state and I will be posting photos tomorrow; although I must tell you that while we took a fair amount of Mesa Verde, we didn't take much of the countryside.  It took us about 6.5 hours to get there and the route we took was breath-taking!  What I've discovered, since our last get away, is that I love the conifer and tree lined mountains more than I love the open valleys.  We were so tired on Monday afternoon that we just unpacked, got a bite to eat at a restaurant overlooking the river in Pagossa Springs and watched t.v.  Tuesday we drove into Durango, wishing that my blogging buddy Linny still lived there; we searched the town for antique stores, quilt stores, pet stores(you can see my sweet man was in tow).  We headed down to Mesa Verde, which is quite the drive, and did a self-tour spending about 4 hours there. It was everything I thought it would be, but it sure took a long time to get into the park because of road paving.  We got back into Durango late afternoon and again walked our little tails off, finally choosing a restaurant that was recommended by Linny.  By the time we hit the condo, we were bushed! 
Yesterday was a more relaxed day~we searched out more quilt stores and pet stores and walked the main drag before lunch.  After eating lunch, it was clouding up with light rain, so we went into town and went to the mineral baths.  I have never done this before and it was so relaxing and enjoyable; there were 18 baths all ranging in temp from 98 degrees to 112(I think there may have been one higher).  The minerals are supposed to be really good for our bodies and I think my skin felt softer.  Today we got up early and hit the road, taking a different route.  Hubby and I both agreed we loved the first route better, due to the beauty.  My sweet man didn't get to play any golf, our time was so short and we didn't get to explore too much, but hopefully in the future we will get to spend more time there.  Hunter did so well at our daughter's and got used to the kiddos, of course I'm sure being with Lilly helped. 
I hope you've all been well while I've been gone-I sure have missed you and plan to get caught up tomorrow.
Have a great evening friends.
Hugs, Noreen


  1. Sounds like a perfectly wonderful time! Bet Hunter was glad to see you home though!

    Your friends,

    Murphy & Stanley

  2. I bet Hunter was super excited to see both of you. Looking forward to some photos. Welcome back.

  3. Welcome home! Looking forward to photos!!
    XO Kris

  4. Hi! Noreen, wow! what a wonderful trip! sounds awesome! I finally set down and got to post this morning! I must get back! have just had a lot going and time passes me by! but anyway just wanted to check in with you! BTW/what happened to Lauren @ the Magoos News?...was just wondering haven't seen a post it says in 4 months! thought you might know?....anyway have a relaxing wk~end!:)

  5. Crested Butte, Ouray and Telluride and all the back country drives around there are my favorite part of Colorado. But I'm not sure all of those towns have all the kinds of stores you love. I usually can't get off the roads going into the back country. I love the quiet. Beautiful part of the state. It is a drive to get down that way.

  6. OH! It sounds like you had a wonderful time. I'll bet Hunter was glad to be HOME....just like Mom! I can't wait to see some pictures- xo Diana

  7. I love that area! It's been too many years since I've been there. Sounds like you had a wonderful time.

  8. Glad you're back home ... I'll bet you were glad to get back home to Hunter (and that he was glad to see you, too). Sounds like a wonderful trip and that you had a great time. Can't wait to see the pictures.


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