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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

A Trek

Hubby and I often go on "week-end jaunts" but when it adds up to 993 miles, think I best call it a trek:) and so was our trip to Durango, Colo. for a shooting competition this past weekend (I just went along for the ride as I quit competing about 3 years ago).

We left by 5:00 am and made it to the Cliff Castle Casino in time for breakfast, and my always lucky hubby added $300.00 to our pocketbook:)....not to worry he lost it on the way back haha. This is such a pretty casino and their dinning room looks just like the Grand Canyon...truly amazing.
The highlight in Durango for me was staying at the Historic Strater Hotel. It is on main street and a easy walk to all the festivities and of course it is beautiful. The ceilings were just so pretty......

as seen in our room and of course there was

antique furniture everywhere. Their dinning room was just the best with great food so how could you go wrong. We had come here back in 1985 and did all the other fun things like the train ride to Silverton and rafting down the river so just a quiet restful time to be had by me.

While there we wandered into a gun shop and found the most amazing display of stuffed animals I think I have ever are a few pictures I couldn't resists to take

Was such a treat to get out of the hot summer heat but as always........ miss my bed and my animals.


Chatty Crone said...

You have an interesting life. I'm glad for you. You go girl!

smilnsigh said...

Oh wow! I'd love to experience that hotel!!! Yesssssssss!

Miss Mari-Nanci

Ming the Merciless said...

Wow, that is a FAT cat and a FAT mountain goat. They must have eaten well before they met their maker...or the taxidermist overstuffed them with whatever they put inside those things.

I used to date someone who liked going to casinos. We would go to Atlantic City and the ones up in Connecticut. I always end up losing the nickel slot machines.

Eve said...

It sounds like a good time was had by all. We don't travel much any more but we did travel for three years in a motor home.

I really don't like to go too far away any more. I miss my bed (it is so comfortable) and my cats and little dog.

Lady Di Tn said...

That sure sounds like a fun get away. I love old things and history so I would have been in my element. Too bad those walls and ceilings didn't talk and tell you about past occupants.
I only shot one animal that I did not put on my plate and I have never ever done it again. The only one I would shot not to eat now would be if I was attacked by it. Self defense wins every time.
I wish you would write more about your competion days. Peace

JeanMac said...

Looks like a lovely place to stay.

Anonymous said...

I love the antique dresser and the ceiling at the hotel.
It sounds like a great get-a-away.Makes me ready for one too!
Thanks for the visit and comment.
Have a great weekend.

JeanMac said...

Just spent some time at the casino site - I'd love their menu - I would like to order applewood Mignon, medium rare!
Would I ever love to go there sometime.Beautiful country.