We’ve decided to leave on Thursday. We have no idea how long we’ll be gone, which is the beauty of these kinds of trips. The only thing we have scheduled, when we have to actually be somewhere at a particular time, is the Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge RR, which we’re doing on Monday.
We’re going to head to Blue Mesa Reservoir/Gunnison first and do some exploring in that general area. Alan’s excited because that whole area is covered in volcanic calderas. Alan’s an amateur geologist, who reluctantly decided not to study geology in college because he knew that the field he ended up choosing (electrical engineering) would provide a better living. But he’s still obsessed with geology, and most of our trips include some sort of geological adventure. http://coloradogeologicalsurvey.org/colorado-geology/igneous-rocks/volcanic-rocks/calderas/
After our day in Silverton and Durango, we’ll head east toward the Petrified Forest National Park and Meteor Crater. And who knows what we’ll do after that?
I’ll be taking my laptop with me so I can blog but I have no idea what sort of reception we’ll have on this trip. If I can post updates and pictures while we’re on the trip, I will. Otherwise, it’ll have to wait until we get home.
Thanks to my fabulous son Topher for holding down the fort while we’re gone.