Travel Tuesday ~ Bar D Chuckwagon Suppers, Durango, Colorado

This past summer, we went to Salt Lake City, Utah to Moab, Utah, and then on to Durango, Colorado. One evening, while we were in Durango, Colorado, we made reservations to go to BAR D Chuckwagon Supper to see the BAR D Wranglers underneath the summer mountain sky.

We drove through the entrance and it looked like your typical old west ranch.  We were here to see the BAR D Wranglers perform their famous stage show featuring their unique songs of cowboys, the old west, comedy, and live instrumentals after an old-fashioned barbque supper. Meet the Wranglers here!

We saw this deer immediately as we drove in.

There was a chapel available for weddings.

We were able to ride the train. All of the children rode  in the first car to take turns blowing the horn.

The mountain scenery was gorgeous!

Before the supper show, there were so many different things to do and see. You could ride the train, shop in the gift gallery, leather shop, blacksmith shop, chocolate shop, and even take home one of the cds from the record shop with some of the songs that they played that night. We purchased the set of the cds and had the box autographed at the end of the evening. You can purchase your own cd set here!

The supper entertainment was hilarious and so enjoyable. It was great sitting at the table with people that have been coming to see the show for several years. It was like being part of an old family reunion. There were visitors from across the country. They said that they travel each summer to visit their friends and come to this show at least two or three times a year. What fun!

For supper, you have three ticket choices. The Regular ticket offers a choice of sliced Roast Beef or Boneless Chicken Breast simmered in their famous barbecue sauce. You can make your choice while you are in the serving line.

The Combo ticket includes both Roast Beef and Chicken Breast.

The Steak ticket entree is a 12oz flame medium broiled Rib Eye Steak.

Each supper is served with: potato, oven baked beans, homemade biscuits, chunky applesauce, old fashioned spice cake, Cowboy coffee or real lemonade. This is pure family entertainment that is fun for the whole family. Alcoholic beverages are not served or allowed.

My apologies, we didn’t take any pictures of our supper! But it was delicious!

They will begin taking reservations for summer, 2012 on April 15, 2012. Click here for more information.

This wouldn’t be complete without a video of one of the songs! We laughed so much this evening.

You can learn more about the BAR D Chuckwagon Supper by visiting their official website here. Who knows, the Wranglers might be coming to a town near you this winter, click here for the Wrangler’s Winter Tour schedule.

Like ‘BAR D Chuckwagon Supper’ on Facebook here.

Visit ‘BAR D Chuckwagon Supper’ on YouTube here.

Telephone Number:  (970) 247-5753 or (888) 800-5753
For Map and Directions, click here.

For local hotel information and other things to do during your Durango, Colorado visit, click here.

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Travel Tuesday ~ Oahu, Hawaii

We stayed at the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach

Outrigger in the hotel lobby

Hanauma Bay in Oahu, Hawaii

Rooster in Hawaii

Peacock in Hawaii

North Shore, Hawaii

Shrimp Truck

Shrimp Plate

Barber’s Point Lighthouse

Sunset at Barber’s Point

China Man’s Hat

Waimea Waterfalls, Oahu, Hawaii

Nightlife on Waikiki Beach

Sailboats off of Waikiki Beach

Dog the Bounty Hunter’s Da Kine Bail Bond

On our way home flying Hawaiian Air!

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Hole in the Rock, Moab, Utah ~ Travel Tuesday

While driving on U. S. Highway 191 just 12 miles outside of Moab, Utah on our way to Durango, Colorado, we couldn’t help but notice this huge rock that said, “Hole in the Rock”.

We thought, “Hmmmmm, what is that?” but kept on driving. We had no idea of the history that we just drove right on by!

On our way back from Durango, Colorado to Park City, Utah, coming from the other direction, we noticed a few cars parked and thought that we should stop and check this place out.

We discovered that this hole in the rock was actually a 5,000 square foot home with 14 rooms which were supported by just three rock pillars.  Albert Christensen started blasting this rock into a home in 1945.

In 1952, Albert and his wife, Gladys, moved in.

We weren’t allowed to take pictures while we took the 12 minute tour inside of the home, but you can read about the history of this home here and take a look inside of this home here.

You can read about Albert’s love for his donkey here.

On the property, we noticed antique metal decorations and antique license plates.

I am not quite sure what this is. Can someone help me out and tell me what this is?

Albert Christensen had a great fondness and admiration for Franklin D. Roosevelt. FDR was his hero. You can read more about Mr. Christensen and the history of Albert’s time and his own personal experiences here.

To our surprise, there is also an exotic zoo on the property.

Lori must have just tweeted as we drove up.

When we arrived they told us that Noel, the alpaca,  just had her baby less than an hour before our arrival.

Yes, you can feed the animals!

Albert Christensen passed away in 1957.  The home was not yet complete. His wife, Gladys, continued to support her husband’s wishes and maintained the property and continued to add to the property. One of the things that she built herself was a working bathtub.

Gladys also opened the gift shop and gave tours of her home until she passed away in 1974.   She also opened a diner using their working kitchen where she worked for 17 years.  Gladys and Albert are both laid to rest in this small cove within the rock in the rear area just outside of their home.

You can learn more about the Hole in the Rock by visiting their official website here.

Like ‘Hole in the Rock’ on Facebook here.

Follow ‘Hole in the Rock on Twitter here.

Telephone Number:  (435) 686-2250

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