Friday, December 12, 2008

Anniversary Trip

Eric and I are in Durango, Colorado celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary. We are having such a relaxing and fun time! If it wasn't for Luke being at home, we would NOT want to return.

We flew into Albuquerque, New Mexico and drove up to Durango. This drive took about 3 1/2 hours and there was NOTHING out there but pretty mountains and Indian reservations. It looked like something you would see in a Western movie.


We finally made it!

Here's the road to our house. Eric was SOOOOOO excited that we had snow at our place!

Here's our pretty house and our rental Jeep Commander!

Friday morning we were driving into town and we saw about 15 mule deer standing on the side of the road. We pulled into this apartment complex and Eric was able to take a bunch of pictures- including this one, which is his favorite. Usually when he gets this close to a deer, he is shooting a gun and not a camera...

Riding the train from Durango to Cascade was one of the highlights of our trip. It was amazing to see! We had a little table and chairs looking out a window and it was such a neat way to see the Colorado countryside that we couldn't have seen from the car.

Here we are outside our train car. We met some neat local people along with couples from Mississippi and Wisconsin.

Here I am at the Durango Mountain Resort. We went to check out the skiiers and snowboarders.

We took a road from Durango to Silverton on Friday morning. This was one of the overlooks that we stopped at on our way. The snow was deep-up to my knees in one spot.

Eric finally saw some elk! Well, actually he saw a little bit of them on his plate last night at the Mohagany Grill when we had dinner! YUMMY! Ha!

This afternoon, we stopped at Molas Pass which was one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen in my life! It was freezing up here because of the wind.

We have had an amazing time celebrating this special time. Fifteen years is a long time to spend with one person and I'm so grateful to the Lord that He gave me Eric.

4 comments: said...

You're pictures are beautiful!! Sounds like you're having a great time! I look forward to our 15th anniversary....maybe we can take a fun trip like that! Hope you're enjoying the rest of your trip but look forward to having you home! : )

Faith said...

Oh my word! Okay, I am just a tad jealous =) This looks like such an awesome trip. I'm so glad you guys were able to get away and celebrate 15 years of marriage - that's wonderful! Enjoy the rest of your time, and Happy Anniversary!!!

Leigh Ann said...

How fun! I am so jealous! Happy Anniversary.

Southern Fried Gal said...

Great pictures! Congratulations on 15 years! I LOVE Durango - reminds me a little of Fayetteville only with bigger mountains and lots more snow - ha!