|Above, a Durango & Silverton train prepares to depart from the Durango station. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Sometimes it is strange how things seem to work out.
I have begun to plan for a (roughly) two-week trip to Metropolis, Illinois to attend the memorial celebration of the life of Noel Neill, the original screen Lois Lane. One of the places I plan to stop at while on the way back home is Durango, Colorado, the home of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad.
As things have a funny way of doing, the October issue of Motorhome magazine arrived in the mailbox today and it contains an article on Durango, "Durango Diversion".
I have been to Durango four times, but those visits were back in the 1980s. I even went there for a job interview with an independent insurance adjusting company. So I am familiar with the town.
|Above, the Durango train at Highline with the Animas River below. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Besides the train, Durango also has art galleries/studios and river rafting (during the spring and summer) on the Animas River to partake in.
Durango is in the southwest corner of Colorado and it is not too far from Mesa Verde National Park, another place I plan to visit.
The article also includes a photograph of Junction Creek Campground that is northeast of Durango. It looks inviting. Just hope it is still open in November.
I am looking forward to visiting Durango and Silverton after all these years.