Living in Durango is a conscious choice by many. People don't typically "end up" here, they often make it a goal to live here and figure out the housing and job equation later. Some of the things I love about Durango in the summer are the Farmer's Market, the local, organic produce, and the river!
Here's a picture of my recent score at the Farmer's Market from Cartwheel Clothing. Jennifer makes some awesome kid's clothes!! Baby Krueger will be stylin'!
We also joined the Twin Buttes CSA this year. I've been really pleased with the quality of the produce. Their salad greens are delicate and delicious. We often get a nice variety of herbs (cilantro, basil, dill, garlic and garlic scapes), Swiss chard, baby romaine lettuce, radishes, green onions.... the list goes on. Right now Twin Buttes has opened their CSA to 40 members that don't live in the neighborhood, but soon this community garden will be shared with residents only. They also have fresh eggs and honey!
If you don't know much about Twin Buttes, you should check them out here. This community is located just west of Durango and offers a sustainable, energy efficient lifestyle. They have miles of awesome riding and hiking trails and their amenities will include things like a farm to table restaurant, a holistic healing center and much more. So far they are taking reservations for vacant lots and will be closing on them sometime in the next 6 months or so. Vertical construction will likely be happening in 2015. This neighborhood will create about 300 new home sites for people who are wanting to be close to town!
A couple Friday's ago we decided to walk down to the river with our paddle boards to cool off. Ryder's favorite part is using his squirt gun!! The water is still pretty chilly, but I am happy to report that the current level is at about 900 CFS. It has come down significantly in the past weeks, but it appears to be higher than 2012 and 2013 at this time of year. Check out this cool graph, courtesy of Durango Herald.
If you have any good ideas for activities this summer in Durango, let me know!!!