Friday, June 17, 2016

Birthday Celebration 2016

Alpen Rose RV Park, Durango, CO.     H78  L49

Once again my birthday showed up right on time, just like it has for the past sixty six years. As usual Judy worked hard to put together a nice celebration. I don’t know how she can surprise me each year, but she does. She enlisted the help of all of the staff here at the park.

First thing that morning, we went to the park’s “Chuck Wagon breakfast”.  There I noticed posters with my first grade picture and the caption “Guess whose Birthday is today”.  I didn’t get off with just that though.  She also organized a karaoke party and pot luck that evening.  I can truly say that everyone had a great time especially me! Thanks to everyone who made this a BD to remember.

I am posting a lot more pics than normal.  Remember “click” on the pics to enlarge.

Mike, Marc, Hazel & Gina               Karen, Teresa & Sherry

BD 66 Mike Marc Hazel  Gina     Bd 66  Teresa Karen Sherry

Boss Bob serenading me                Jim (singing “GA on My Mind”

BD 66 Boss Bob seranade     BD 66 Jim Bob

Dancing to “GA On My Mind”      Boss Bob & Joan

BD 66 Our Dance     BD 66 Boss Bob Joan

Richard (Texas Boy) Teresa, Byron         Susan & Larry

BD 66 Ric Teresa Byron    BD 66 Larry Susan

 The Workamper Crew                      Teresa, Donna & Ken

BD 66 WK2    BD 66 Teresa Donna Ken

AJ & Bruce, me

BD66 AJ Bruce Jim M     Cake BD 66

BD 66 Jm

That is all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Day Trip: Mesa Verde

Alpen Rose RV Park, Durango, Colorado   H78  L51

Judy and I are still a little infatuated with our workamping area because the weather is so nice and there are so many choices of interesting places to visit nearby. A few days ago we drove about an hour east of Durango to Mesa Verde National Park.

Mesa Verde, Spanish for green table, offers a spectacular look into the lives of the Ancestral Pueblo people who made it their home for over 700 years, from A.D. 600 to A.D. 1300. Today, Mesa Verde National Park protects over 4,000 known archeological sites, including 600 cliff dwellings. These sites are some of the most notable and best preserved in the United States.

Here are a few pics

M MVNP 01 (1)      M MVNP 01 (32)

M MVNP 01 (36)      M MVNP 01 (37)

M MVNP 01 (65)    M MVNP 01 (69)

View of the area

M MVNP 01 (2)     M MVNP 01 (3)

M MVNP 01 (4)

That is all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.

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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Day Trip: Silverton, Colorado

Alpen Rose RV Park, Durango, CO.     H 85  L 50

Judy and I headed north from Durango to Silverton, Colorado a few days ago. The weather was perfect for the fifty mile scenic drive along part of the San Juan Mountain Skyway. The drive took us through the “Coal Bank Pass” at an altitude of 10,640 Ft.  The trip loosely parallels the route of the Durango to Silverton narrow gauge railroad.

Dar2Sil 1     Dar2Sil 2

Dur2Sil 3

Silverton was a gold mining town when it was first founded.  Today the  population is a mere 500ish and its economy is tourist based.

silverton co 1     Silverton co 2

Around the Park – A nice perk with this job is free breakfast at the park’s daily “Chuck Wagon Breakfast” buffet. The campers pay $8.49. Thanks to fellow workampers Ken and Donna and now AJ and Bruce for their morning treats.

Ken and Donna (13yrs at Alpen Rose)

Ken Donna breakfast 1    ARose Breakfast

That is all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.

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