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Durango Rest Day 2.0

Durango, Colorado: My patient is being as calm as an addicted exerciser can. The main thing is to not get the wound wet/sweaty. It won’t be viewed again until Wednesday (tomorrow) night. I promise to not post photos, because they are disgusting. My sister (who did see the wound photo) said it looked like a shark bite.

We did not drive to Silverton (as planned) yesterday. We did not golf (as planed) today. We did visit a local brew pub, Steamworks, for lunch. We split the Southwestern Burger:

Plus, beer-battered fries

After lunch, we drove up to the top of the mesa east of town to visit Fort Lewis College. The school was once a fort, a First Nation “boarding” school, and now graduates a huge percentage of Native Americans with four-year degrees. Beautiful campus, fabulous facilities and a great view over Durango:

Durango from Fort Lewis College

On our way back to the RV, we stopped at a drugstore and dropped $80 on unexpired first aid supplies. I hope you all do the same soon. Don’t forget the spray wound wash! Disposable gloves! Thermometer!

Since we did not take the drive to Silverton, we did drive north of town until the road became: WARNING: Sheer drop-offs. Twisting roads.

Haviland Lake

We stopped to Haviland State Park to see this beautiful view across the lake to Engineer Mountain in the distance.

DT at the lake

Returning from our scenic drive, we sat outside our RV to witness the nightly parade of tourists returning from the popular train ride from downtown Durango to Silverton (and return, 6+ hours). The train runs directly behind this campground several times a day.

Dinner tonight was just an appetizer (after our big lunch). Corn and squash (from Kris & Steve’s garden) fritters, served with a roasted red pepper aioli, over a bed of greens. Don’t ask about a recipe, I just made it up.


Remember this Tiny Dancer? Age 8, Lucile now begins “real” ballet school. (No idea what she has been doing at this school the past six years?)


We hit the road in the morning. Keep following our misadventures. Until my next update, I remain, your first-aid equipped correspondent.