On Friday, December 22nd we drove 750 miles NorthEast to Durango, Colorado where we arrived to Ethan and Elliot who were excited to give us a full tour of the house, their legos, and their toys. We stayed in a beautifully appointed guest bedroom with an antique rocking chair. Annie quickly made her own bed in my luggage:
Elliot stayed busy building lego creations and showing us Winnie the Pooh's house (he has a home in the woods on their property). Below he can be seen modeling a fantastic creation.
Dan, Erin, and the boys gave us a terrif tour of downtown Durango and all the beautiful historic buildings. We even heard the history of the antique chandelier in their home that was rescued from a bank that was being renovated.
They took us on a wonderful hike where Durango Dan had popped the question to Erin last spring.
|Elliot enjoys a hot cocoa beside the dinosaur he built|
|Ethan and Mary - intrepid hikers rewarded with chocolates after summiting|
|The lovebirds at the proposal spot|
|Elliot and his best bud at a throne in the forest surrounding their property|
On Christmas Eve day after a delicious breakfast of eggs, toast and fruit we hit the road and drove 360 miles to Longmont, CO where we were greeted by Cody Pup and Dan's Mom, Sonja.