Thursday, February 14, 2019

Holiday Inn Vancouver Center

Kathy is in the midst of battling a bad cold a few days before we leave on a trip, but we’d bought tickets to the Vancouver Opera (La Boheme), so here we are in a room with a view on our credit card’s annual free night.



Broadway...



The balcony view...




It’s fun being back in the Queen Elizabeth - a lot of memories of great performances over the decades...




Thursday, January 31, 2019

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Same Airline DRO-DEN

Thankfully, a different Trans States Airlines plane than the one we flew DEN-DRO a few days ago.




Breakfast in Durango at Cj’s

Ample...

Stacked Breakfast Burrito...



Pancake...




Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Downtown in Durango

It’s always a nostalgic visit for Kathy, who grew up here. We wandered along Main Street for a few blocks from the old post office down to the train depot.









A work train steamed back to the depot as we watched.



There are many more restaurants, bars, and coffee places fighting for tourist dollars than when Kathy lived here.

T-shirt shops too...




Sunday, January 27, 2019

Durango Homewood Suites

We stayed in the Durango Hampton Inn last night, a perfectly decent property that’s familiar to us.

Today, adding to our Hilton stays, we moved to the fairly new Homewood Suites, south of town.



It’s quite the property with a living room and adjacent kitchenette.





The bedroom looks comfortable and the bathroom features a tub (in fairness, so does the Hampton Inn).





All in all, an attractive property.


Saturday, January 26, 2019

DEN: Our Trans States Airlines Sky Chariot Awaits

DBA United Express, Trans States Airlines is new to us.

From the downstairs express gate B87 we catch a glimpse and conclude they don’t worry too much about the paint job.





Apparently mechanics are trying to change a pump in the lavatory. The gate agent said “down in the bowels of the plane - no pun intended.”

Good one.

And we’re aboard.









Connecting at DEN

Nice flight - haven’t been in the Denver Airport in years...