Pagosa Springs Summer 2014 (part 1)

Our family spent a week in Pagosa Spring, Colorado this summer. We extended our vacation to include some sites we wanted to see along the way. We also rented a car to save on gas and have piece of mind while driving.

On Thursday (6/12) we headed for Flagstaff. It was the noon by the time we left and made it to our first stop at Meteor Crater around 3pm. This is a neat place to visit. The size of the hole that was created as a result of the explosion was huge! You could stand the Eiffel Tower in it and the top would not reach the top of the hole. After that we headed to downtown Flagstaff. We walked around and took in the sites. A stop at NAU and my old apartment was a must as well. had to show the boys what I did when I lived in Flagstaff. We grabbed dinner at Cafe Rio, which was across the street from our hotel.

On Friday, (6/13) our first destination was Four Corners. It was a first for the boys and I, and while Mark had been there before he didn’t really remember it. The drive was long, flat and boring! We stopped in Tuba City for a quick snack and blew our way in to Four Corners by lunchtime. It was so windy there that we all had to wear sunglasses to keep sand and dust from getting in our eyes. We did the customary photos with all of us in different states and then ate some frybread. After loading back up in the car we headed off towards Colorado. Again, the drive was boring and flat until just outside of Durango and then we had rolling hills and green trees. We agreed that most of our drive on Friday could have been a movie set for an alien invasion of Mars. Without stopping for a full lunch and instead just snacking, we were starving once we got past Durango and we found a little cafe that was supposed to have good burgers. Brenda’s Old West Cafe met our needs and fueled us up for the rest of our drive to the resort. We got checked in and went grocery shopping.



Saturday (6/14) was pretty low key as we stayed at the resort for the day. We participated in a scavenger hunt and made our own ice cream. We played many different sports that they had available, including: tennis, mini-golf, volleyball, and catch. Sunday (6/15) was quite as well. We celebrated Father’s Day by taking Mark out for breakfast, visited Treasure Falls, explored Downtown Pagosa including the hot springs, went to a BBQ for dad’s at the resort, and played more fun sports!




On Monday (6/16) we stuck close to home for the day. We tried swimming at the indoor pool, but it was a little chilly. We played more sports! Carsten and Cam really enjoyed tennis! In the afternoon we headed out to Bar D Chuckwagon for dinner. That was fun! Great little town complete with a train, shops, playground, dinner and live singers! The Bar D Wranglers impressed us with their talent and the boys loved their comedy routines!


  1. Dad said,

    July 25, 2014 @ 8:45 pm

    Looking forward to part 2.

  2. Heather said,

    July 26, 2014 @ 7:32 am

    one of these days…

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