Written by Sherri Hicks
One of the blessed things we have in this country is the ability to take our families on vacations and day trips. The day trip is the mini-vacation- one day to get away from the day-to-day routine of our lives and see new places and experience new things. The invention of the automobile allows us to be the adventurers and explorers we long and want to be and the day trip is the perfect getaway for a family.
Some preliminary things need to be done before we take our trip such as: taking along extra food and water, a first-aid kit, small toolbox, cell phone, and some extra clothes. The last thing to do is to set the security choice home security system before leaving the house.
One of the more ambitious day trips is the drive to Durango, Colorado and the train ride from Durango to Silverton. Just the drive alone is worth the trip but the train ride is a step back in time. This is a genuine steam locomotive the kind they ran in the 1800s. The train has been featured in many western movies and the trip is one of the greatest attractions in Colorado. Silverton is a real old west mining town complete with unpaved streets nestled between two mountain ranges. Our family loves to ride the train and the drive although long (we generally leave before the sun is up), is well worth it.