Last week on Monday packers came to our house in Springfield and packed up all our stuff, on Tuesday movers came and loaded all our stuff on a truck, on Wednesday we sold our house and got on the road and drove for over 15 hours until we arrived on Thursday in the wee hours to Dan and Erin's house in Durango for a visit - what a whirlwind! Thursday was Dan's birthday and we celebrated with a trip to Mesa Verde.
We enjoyed going down into an ancient Kiva at Spruce House.
On our way to look at the amazing Cliff Palace ruins we found 8 dollars on the ground - our lucky day :-).
We explored the balcony house and had to do some pretty gnarly climbs up ladders and cliff faces to get in and out of the ruins. Luckily we had only adventures, no misadventures!
After our guided tour we did an overlook trail hike where we ate our picnic lunch in the howling winds.
We wrapped up the day back at the house and celebrated Dan's day with a Baskin Robbins ice cream cake.
|Dan climbing down into a Kiva|
|The Birthday Boy coming through a tunnel|
|Scenic overlook at Soda Canyon|