Thursday, July 26, 2012

Yippee Yi Yo House

We spent the first week of July in Durango with my family at what has become known in our family as the "Yippee Yi Yo" house. This is not a single house but is the name we give to the vacation home my parents rent where our family (my parents, my family and my sister's family) meet for a week roughly every other summer. The first house was in Taos, NM and our son was 4 or 5 years old. He was trying to figure out who's house we were living in for the week since he knew it wasn't ours. He didn't understand the concept of renting a house for a week. I think it was my son, but it could have been one of his cousins, who first called it the "Yippee Yi Yo" house. The adults just said yes because we were all tired of the conversation and this name seemed to resolve his confusion of the situation. And the name stuck.

This years Yippee Yi Yo house was at Durango Mountain Resort.

It was dubbed the luxury Yippee Yi Yo house by my son. He had a bedroom and bathroom to himself. His bathroom had a tub that seemed very large to him. He announced that he was taking a bath every night in his luxury tub because it was like paradise. LOL! He didn't take a bath every night, but did take one more than he would have at home and with less whining.

Durango, CO is a fun place to visit with lots of things to do. Durango Mountain Resort is a ski resort located about 23 miles north of Durango, but they have lots going on in the summer too. One day we purchased Total Adventure tickets to ride the Alpine slide, play mini golf, ride the bull, and do the bungee tramp.

Mini Golf

Mechanical Bull

Bungee Tramp
Alpine Slide
We only purchased the Adventure Ticket for our son, but I bought a single ride Alpine Slide ticket for myself so I could do it once. It was really fun! It was also fun to sit at the bottom and watch the people come down. One couple rode down each with a young child in front of them. They reached the bottom at about the same time and both kids jumped up and exclaimed, "that was AWESOME! Can we do it again?"

There was also a pool at the resort that we were allowed to use for free since we were resort guests.

Pool with fountain on

Pool Slide
It was a very nice hotel size pool and just right for burning off some energy in the afternoon.

Besides shopping at quilt stores, we also went to a science museum, the train museum, the indoor community center pool (twice) and rode the train to Silverton and back. I'll show photos of some of those things in my next post.


Denise in PA said...

Sure sounds like a lot of fun! Love the name too - LOL! And the tub story - too funny o:)

Mama Pea said...

That is awesome! Looks like a great place! And you can't beat Taos! I love the name your son gave the place. :-)