I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! My husband and I actually got a chance to get away for a few days! Man, it was much needed and entirely overdue! You know how it is as parents, sometimes it’s more work to get away than to just stay home! But, as a couple, it is so important to reconnect! So we decided to stay at our favorite Bed and Breakfast in Durango, Colorado. It’s just a few hours from here and amazing! If you’ve never been to Durango, it is a must do! There’s plenty of activities for you to chose from, or if you’re like hubby and I this weekend, nothing to do at all!
On Friday we had planned to leave around noon. But there were some issues at Brandon’s work he had to take care of delayed us. Then I had to run the kids and our old doggy Harley to my folks house. Finally, at about 3pm we left! The drive out there was uneventful. I drove the whole way. At about 7pm we finally made it to town and the only thing on my mind was food! I was starving! We went down to main street to see if we could get into a local hot spot, Steamworks. But of course at that time of night there was a 2 hour wait!! So we 86’d that idea and went to another favorite spot, Irish Embassy Pub. We got in right away and I had a beer and the “Three Cheese Curd Mac & Cheese with Bangers”. I think hubby got Buffalo Wings. I’m sorry I was so hungry I forgot to take a picture! But it was so delicious! Way to much food for me so we boxed it up to take to our B&B.
That’s another reason we were in such a hurry! Country Sunshine, the Bed and Breakfast we were staying at has the most amazing evening desserts! They only serve it until 9pm, so all of the guests always try to rush back to enjoy them! We were in luck and made it back in time! And even better, on the menu that night was my favorite, Bananas Foster! Guys, this dessert is already amazing, but the way that Walter the owner makes it, incredible!
So after our bellies were full we went down to our room. Brandon and I had stayed here a few years ago and fell in love with it! It is the best B&B ever! The rooms are so comfortable and charming! All of the rooms are great, but we were able to stay in the one that has a fireplace and Jacuzzi tub! Now that’s my kind of relaxing! It was so great to just be able to unwind and de-stress!
So since we had already gotten in late we decided to just go to bed for the night. Neither Brandon or I really slept very well. Unfortunately, we both are the kind of people that it takes a few days to adjust to not being at home! But that was ok, because we were up for breakfast! Walter, the owner makes the best breakfasts in the morning as well as the evening desserts! And a fresh supply of homemade cookies throughout the day! Yeah, this was not quite a health food trip!
But the breakfast was actually on the healthy side! Well, I’m going to go with that anyway! It was banana walnut pancakes with bacon. I seriously didn’t thing we’d eat the whole plate, but it was so good that we just about did!
After we were fueled up for the day we decided to just be low key and walk around Main Street. There are so many cute shops to go see! They were gearing up for “Snowdown” which is next weekend. Brandon and I were happy that we were there the week before since it was so nice and quiet!
After a few hours browsing around we decided to head back to the B&B to take a nap! Yes, we are boring old people! But it was just great being able to not do anything at all! After a short siesta we decided to head back to Steamworks for their famous “Cajun Boil”. They only serve it after 4:30pm, so you have to time it just right where you get there early enough to order it, but not so late that you’re waiting for eternity! Everyone around here knows Steamworks and it is the must not miss place to go to! The Cajun Boil we ordered is a huge portion so Brandon and I decided to split it.
It was so yummy and messy! There was peel and eat shrimp, a whole crab, corn, potatoes, and sausage. You can also add craw fish if you want, but they’re not my thing. Plus, we had to leave room for dessert!
When we got back to the B&B we still had a little time to kill before dessert. So we decided to throw on our suits and get in the hot tub outside! It was breathtaking! Mostly at first because it was so cold outside! But then to be able to just sit there and look at all of the stars, just what we needed!
Soon though it was time to see what amazing concoction we’d be eating! It was Walter’s Chocolate Torte! I apologize but I totally forgot to take a picture before I ate it! Man, it was so smooth and creamy! He told us it was made with avocados! And luckily I picked up the recipe before we came home! All of the things he makes for the guests he happily shares the recipes!
By then we were exhausted. Isn’t it funny that when you’re so used to go,go,go that when you finally stop, you’re body takes note! We went to bed pretty early because we knew we’d be leaving the next day.
So yesterday we woke up about 8ish and I started to get ready and pack up. We had a Chile Cheese Bake with Cranberry Scones! And again, just delicious! (I know I keep using that word, but it fits!) Once we were all packed up we bid our goodbyes to our favorite hosts and made our way for one last stop.
Brandon wanted to go and see the Fish Hatchery by the Animas River. We have a little hatchery near us, but this one was way cooler! First, the view to walk over to it:
Then we made our way to the hatchery! Here is where they breed trout for the rivers. Once the fish are big enough to hold their own, they are put into the rivers and lakes. Seeing the tiny fish were actually kind of cute! And we were able to feed them too!
Look at all of the baby trout!
Brandon feeding the fish!
The fish are pretty excited to be fed!
After Brandon and I fed the fish we decided it was time to head home. No where near enough time to do a lot but luckily we’re so close to come back again! Anytime of the year there is something to do in Durango! When we went in the summer a few years ago we went horse back riding and white water rafting! But you can go zip lining, ride the train, take a jeep tour, see the ruins, and so much more! We’re already talking about next time we go back! We loved being able to just get away for awhile, disconnect for the most part to electronics, and enjoy our visit!
QOTD? Have you been to Durango, Co? What is your must do?