Durango, CO

We didn’t really see much of Durango but it did seem like a neat area.  The first day we were there, I got on the roof and assessed the damage from the limb collision.  It wasn’t good.  I googled all afternoon to come up with a plan of how to repair it!  First, I bought a tarp and bungeed it down to cover the fiberglass damage in case of rain.  Austin called around to several RV shops and mobile repair guys and, per usual, no one was willing to work on it.  So, we left the tarp up!

Our site at the Durango KOA

After about six days, Austin was luckily able to walk a tiny bit.  It seemed like the steroid pack might be helping ever so slightly.  We ended up staying at the KOA for over a week and while it was pricy, it was totally worth it.  Our original plan was to take the RV to Silverton and Crested Butte and drive on the Million Dollar Highway.  That didn’t happen.  However, I had already ordered our mail to be shipped to Silverton. Therefore, one afternoon I had to drive there in the Jeep to pick up our mail!  At least it was a really pretty drive and Silverton was a cute little town.  It would have been better if Austin and I were going for a fun visit though!

Famous Silverton Train

That weekend was a fun weekend of RV roof repair.  We continued to call RV repair shops throughout the week with no luck so we went to the nearby Home Depot to get supplies.  We ended up with some bondo and some RV roof repair tape from a nearby RV store.  Up on roof I went!  The super nice KOA staff let me borrow a ladder so I didn’t have to take the bikes off our ladder on the RV.  Using the bondo wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be.  I just mixed it up and globbed it on.  I kept adding it until I couldn’t see the fiberglass damage and I think I did a pretty good job!  It definitely isn’t that pretty, but that’s ok.

Since Austin was now able to move around a bit and the roof was patched we hit the road.  Woohoo – we are making our way to Albuquerque for the Balloon Fiesta! Durango is on our list of places to return to.

We are too young to need these! Thank goodness they had them though.

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