Trying to make sure everyone enjoys themselves during family vacations can be a bit hectic and/or a complete ass whipp’n. But as family vacations go, our recent “Forced Family Fun” adventure to Colorado might be one of our most enjoyable and memorable. Sure we pissed off most the neighbors around us, but what family outing haven’t we done that? And sure my six-year-old called an old lady a “douche bag”, but that is what six-year olds do…….right? Right?
Colorado has a lot to offer, especially when you are escaping the Great Texas Heat Wave of 2011. Rafting down the San Juan River, horseback riding through the national forest, hot air balloon rides over the mountain tops, good times abound. But as fun goes, the experience that was most memorable has to be the train ride from Durango to Silverton.