Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Vintage View Vednesday - Durango Silverton Railroad

When we were in Oklahoma a few weeks ago I heard that Bro. Joe Dodson had been rushed to the hospital and was not expected to live. We were only a few blocks from the hospital so I swung by to see him on the way out of town.

He as very low, but he knew me when his daughters woke him up. I had a good visit with him, shared a few memories and watched his face light up with laughter. We also had a sweet conversation with the Lord and I said goodbye.

Bro. Joe went home yesterday morning. He was a good man, great preacher and a wonderful friend to me. He took up for me when I needed it and he loved to help me preach. I loved him dearly and will miss him. We are praying for his precious family. They are very dear to us as well.

Hold a place for me, Bro. Joe, I am on my way.

Bro. Joe in 2013

Kelly Jo

Secondly, thank you to all of you that sent greetings to Kelly Jo for her birthday. She loved it all.

Vintage View Vednesday

Since we are in Colorado Springs, Colorado at Souls Harbor I am posting a few pictures from part of our first brief visit to the church and of our adventures afterward.

We only took a few pictures while at church in June 2010.

We did take a bunch more pictures in the days following. Read on for those.

I had wanted to ride the Durango Silverton Railroad for a long time and that is exactly what we did. It was awesome and even better than we imagined it would be. Odie was saying the other day that we ought to go back. It is not possible this time, but maybe in the future. It sure would be nice!

I hope you enjoy these great pictures and a little bit of the description of the ride.


On The Way to Durango, Colorado Hwy. 160 from about 9000 feet above sea level.

At The Station in Durango

Kelly Jo and Odie in Silverton, CO

These were taken from Wilkerson Pass (9500 feet above sea level) on Hwy. 24 on the way back to Colorado Springs.


  1. Great pictures of a train trip i would like to go on!

  2. Thank you so much for the sweet tribute, Bro. Davy. Our family loves you and your family very much.


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