Day 18 (Durango, CO)

Last night I was treated to dinner by my mentor in my Registered Life Planner training. He is a local to Durango, and it was strange being in a city on a Saturday night. We had a nice meal and listened to some music in the evening.

Real estate values are very high in Durango. I felt like there was Seattle-like pricing, but in a small town.

Today was a lazy day. I saw you could take a train from Durango to Silverton, and although it looked touristy, I figured I had not done anything touristy most of the trip and decided to do it.

After reading the reviews, I decided to take the train up (sitting on the right side) and take the bus back. It’s about 3.5 hours on a train, and most reviewers said that was too much.

The train ride was beautiful, and I fell in love with Aspen trees. They are bright and beautiful.

I spent a few hours in Silverton, which is very touristy, but very quiet and nice. I sat on a picnic table in a local park, had lunch that I made, and wrote a bit.

I took the bus back, which was nice seeing everything from the road.

I grabbed some tacos in the evening and went to the campsite I had stayed at the night before, but since I had arrived in the dark and left in the dark, I didn’t know what it looked like.

The San Juan National Forest is beautiful.