Saturday: Spent seven hours in the car
Sunday: Went grocery shopping
Monday: Called into an all-hands at my full time job
Tuesday: Did half an hour of work for a freelance client
Wednesday: Got my oil changed
Thursday: Groomed the dog
Friday: Woke up to a 6:30 AM alarm
Saturday: Cleaned up the house
Sunday: Got stuck in a traffic jam (until I was crafty enough to find a way around it because I carry an atlas in my car since I often travel places where there is no cell service, as in this case)
Sounds terrible? Actually, it was amazing. I spent a week in a gorgeous rental home in southwestern Colorado with five friends. This was my fifth time visiting the pleasant city of Durango, which meant that I was taking a vacation in a place I didn’t feel compelled to do anything and was free to do absolutely everything. So those things that I listed above, well, those were the only chore-like things in my whole day. The rest of every day I slept, ate, drank, read, wrote, sunbathed, and conversed. Oh, and when I wasn’t being extravagantly lazy, I did all the following awesome things too!
Saturday: Sat by a campfire on BLM land with only my dog and the trees for company and wrote in my new journal
Sunday: Took a wild drive on the Alpine Loop, visited Animas Forks ghost town, and hiked a 14er (read more on that here)
Monday: Went for a final training trail run and celebrated a good friend’s birthday with an incredible meal cooked by one of our other friends and the most lavish cupcakes I’ve ever seen
Tuesday: Explored the wilds of Angel Peak Scenic Area, New Mexico and enjoyed the cocktails at Three Rivers Distillery in Farmington
Wednesday: Hiked Animas City Mountain and went out for a nice dinner in Durango
Thursday: Went on a steep hike with the whole crew along the dry Goulding Creek to a not-exactly-abandoned-but-super-creepy cabin and had another wonderful meal cooked by our resident not-a-professional-chef-but-easily-could-be friend
Friday: Ate the most ridiculously amazing breakfast burrito and explored the Colorado Trail along Molas Pass with a few of the girls
Saturday: Ran another crazy trail race (more on that here) and took off from Durango with one of my friends for a night of high-altitude camping at the most bootleg campsite I’ve ever created
Sunday: Explored the town of Bonanza and the abandoned mines in the surrounding Rio Grande National Forest, and did some off-roading that was even rowdier than what I did on the Alpine Loop
It was all so good. I love this state!
3 thoughts on “What I Did On My End of Summer Vacation”
Sounds wonderful! Jealous!! Glad you’re back to blogging, by the way. 🙂
Thanks – I’m glad you’re still reading!
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