On the road
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We wanted to leave for durango friday eveneing when Ann got off of work. In order to get thru to durango we had to go over Red Mountain pass wich i have never driven thru, it was going to be dark and there was a storm coming in. It was easy sailing till we Passed Ouray. Then, we started going up, the road started getting very narrow and the snow and wind came in. I now call it Colorados death road. It was white knuckle driving with the edge of the road just a foot away, no gaurd rails and a four hundred foot drop. Very scary!
We finally made it to durango and met my buddy Bob, got settled in and walked downtown to check out a couple bars. It was about a five block walk wich is pretty far on crutches but i made it ok. We found a great little bar that i never got the name of that actually lets u smoke inside(probly the only bar in Colorado) they got by on the cigar shop loop hole.
up up bright and early in the morning we hit the highway again to Mesa Verde National park. Awesome place! It took most of the day to see everything. there are cliff ruins everywhere you look. i wasnt able to get very close to most of the ruins with my crutches and all the stairs and the hike to get to them but there were many view points. And the Sun temple was close enuff i could get to it.
After the park we headed back to durango grabbed some food and rented movies. we were just to beat to go back out.
By sunday it was time to head back to palisade with nice sunny weather. the drive back over the pass was a very different experiance. ver beutiful. and we were able to see everything we missed in the dark on friday night. mountains every where little towns and an old mining town thats being restord. there were old mining buildngs all over the place.
So the drive back wasnt scary at all in the good weather except the mountain bikers are all over the road and kept getting in the way. there was a biker for every 100 feet. AAAAGH! get out of the FN way! LOL.