It’s been a while since we’ve spent time in Colorado. We are so fortunate that Don’s folks purchased a cabin, 20 miles up from Pagosa Springs (at over 7000 ft). What a great break from the Texas heat, it was gorgeous. The aspen trees’ leaves were turning mostly yellow, with some reddish hues. In fact, if you just glanced at an area, it almost looked like flames (from fire) in between the green pines. We did some hiking and sightseeing, and loads of relaxing. While the hot springs attract a lot of people, I had trouble tolerating the smell.
There’s a few food pictures, and some fabulous scenery pictures. We had such great food, and I’m pretty sure it would be really boring to just see a bunch of those pictures, but I will let you know some places you can’t miss, if you make that trip.
We actually flew to Albuquerque, and rented a car. We ate at a great place in Albuquerque, Nexus Brewery. And here’s the thing, we thought we got pictures, but no! This is not a place you stumble onto, or see from the road. You have to know it’s there, because it’s pretty out of the way. It was next to our hotel, so that was helpful! Don had the best waffles and fried chicken ever, and that’s the way I felt about my fish and chips. The fish had a light crispy, cornmeal crust, loaded with garlic (just like my grandmother made, only better). So, that was our first night. We also went there on the last night of our trip, and I had the stacked enchiladas (my mouth is watering just thinking about them).
On the way to Pagosa, we stopped to eat, just outside of Santa Fe, at Gabriel’s. I had a seafood dish that was awesome. Don had a local slow cooked pork dish, Cochinita Pibil.
There was an art gallery right next to Gabriels, and the most fascinating thing for me were the rain barrels that were beautifully painted. I didn’t price them, because why?!!
One day we took a quick trip to Durango, and did a little shopping. For lunch we stopped at the SKA Brewing Company (you’ll notice a theme!!) – great beer, and pizza.
There are a few must visit restaurants in Pagosa Springs. Our favorite breakfast place was Two Chicks and a Hippie. Fabulous breakfast, and baked goods.
I’ll leave you with just a few more pictures that ended our latest adventure.