Pagosa springs – Paradise


Pagosa Springs – Paradise in Mountains

Posted by: Atul in reference on August 24th, 2009

I recreated this post from Google’s cache of my blog.. Yes I this should have been posted BEFORE the August 26th posting. I will get better as I re-adjust blogging on wordpress.

So this week we are in Pagosa Springs Colorado. It was truly an adventure to get here from NJ, but we finally did arrive via

Middletown, NJ —> Atlanta (Overnight)) —> Albuquerque, New Mexico —> Santa Fe —> Pagosa Springs…

Besides the high altitude affecting me (9,700 above sea level), I’m having a blast thus far. You couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful surroundings and some seriously needed R&R.  If I didn’t go on this vacation, it would have only gotten uglier at work.. Let’s not even go there.

For the past 2 days, we’ve played Tennis (multiple times). Let me tell you as an tennis enthusiast, playing tennis in high altitude take a bit of adjusting to.. Your opponent might think  you are going into cardiac arrest, but in reality you are just gasping for breath between points (with no cardiac arrest). After a few games, your body adjusts, but it’s an experience you need to have at least once.

We did some hiking at Williams Creek. This hiking was brutal.  See above for breathing issues.  My sister in law’s quote: “I looked pale and she was concerned that I was going to have a heart attack”. Actually, it’s kind of difficult for a dark skinned South Asian to look pale.. I should have taken a picture of myself, I guess.

Today (Monday, August 23), we are off to Durango, Colorado for an train ride through the Silverton!

BTW,  you have to check out Wyndham Pagosa for a place to stay.. We tayed in a time share and let me tell you, this was awesome! 3 bedrooms with a jacuzzi and a backyard view of a lake (with the Geese).  Too bad I didn’t pay the 18 hole miniture Golf till the last day! My bad!

Anyway,  family is on my case to hit the road for our adventure today.. will provide some more updates tomorrow!

TTYL till then.



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