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It’s been a wild ride folks, but after 44 years living and working in Durango, andglenwood springs summer three and a half years working for Gateway Reservations, my family and I are off to explore other horizons.  As my soon-to-be former boss Bruce Moss says, “Living the Dream.” Tomorrow is my last day here at Gateway, and it is a bitter sweet moment for me. Not only will I miss the great people I work with, but all of the fantastic activities that I will not have at my door step.  The Durango & Silverton Railroad, riding through some of the most spectacular scenery in the country. Soaring Tree Top Adventures, I never thought I would be soaring through the Ponderosa Pines at speeds up to 35 miles per hour. Rafting down the Animas River in high rapids or just taking a lazy float trip on a hot late summer day. Jeeping at 12, 000 feet above Silverton, high above the tree line and being able to see as far as the eye can see.  I will really miss taking a drive by myself up to Mesa Verde National Park and rediscovering the amazing cliff dwellings while the wild mustangs run in the distance. Or snow shoeing on all the area trails while the snow lightly falls and then warming back up at Trimble Hot Springs.  Durango will always be my first home and I know I can come back and visit anytime my family and I feel the need. If you would like to experience any of these activities I experienced since childhood, then I encourage you to contact Gateway Reservations, right now! Don’t hesitate! Durango and the surrounding areas are just as wonderful as I have described, if not more! Not Goodbye, Just so long for now. Cheers!

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