This weekend I went to Durango for a reunion at the college I went to.
Luckily the longest stop (30 minutes!) was in a spot that I still had cell service so I wasn’t bored. The third stop was on Red Mountain Pass which is equally beautiful and terrifying. You should drive it at least once!
I haven’t been back to Fort Lewis College since I finished school in 2009 and it has changed so much! I worked as an RA for the housing department there from 1999-2003 and then came back as a Hall Director in 2006. I loved, loved, loved living and working on campus so when the Alumni Association announced that they were hosting a reunion I knew I had to go.
It was wonderful to see people I had worked with and hear stories about other people’s experiences working in the same buildings where I lived more than 30 years later!
A small group of us stayed in one of the residence halls and I’m so glad we did! I had already forgotten how small our rooms (and those beds!) were! (The room above is an RA room so it’s smaller than the rooms for residents.)
The college is on a mesa above Durango and on Saturday morning I couldn’t resist walking out to the rim to see the clouds around the mountains.
We spent Saturday walking around town and doing some shopping. And I took tons of pictures of old things!
My friend went into a bookstore and I followed her. And I regretted it.
The whole store was like that. I was overwhelmed and immediately had to go back outside.
The yarn store? Amazing! Beautifully organized and so colorful-just what I needed to recover from the bookstore!
We ended Saturday wit a BBQ on campus, some storytelling and a gorgeous sunset.
On Sunday I met up with another friend, got a much needed pedicure and enjoyed catching up and relaxing!
I took this week off from work and since there was a Home Depot in Durango, I stopped by and picked up lumber for a couple of projects I have planned.
Because you can take the girl out of her house but you can’t take the house out of the girl!