For our last 2 nights in CO, we looked on AirBnB, and found a very peaceful, pleasant, affordable place to stay in Bayfield, just about 20 minutes from Durango. Check out the view from the top of this small mountain!
It was so quiet out here. Only the sound of the breeze blowing through some aspens that were planted close by. Oh, well, and we could also hear coyotes a little ways off. So that was exciting, ha!
Meet "Alice," the 1987 32' Airstream Excella we rented! It has been very well-maintained and loved, with a lot of upgrades and renovation. It also had half a dozen license plates hanging as decoration, so we assume the owners have lived in it in multiple states.
It was parked right behind the owners' house, which was a little surprising, but aside from seeing them the first night to walk through the camper and show us how to use everything, we never saw or heard them! The property and Airstream belonged to a young family with a baby and a few dogs, but the wife and baby were out of town, so only Ryan was there. He was a total Colorado-type dude, laidback, sporty, ponytail and all, haha. Anyway, even though I was concerned about privacy at first, we ended up feeling like we had the whole mountain to ourselves.
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