máj 25, 2024 Live from the road

Pagosa Springs, CO - Durango, CO

Reported by Erdenetsetseg Gankhuu, Victoria Aguila 28.0 mi

All our gratitude to The Hillside Inn and Alpine Inn in Pagosa Springs for generously providing such excellent hospitality.

We began the day with the perfect weather.

The team headed towards the beautiful Animus River Trail to run 5 miles together.

Jorge led us on his first run with the team this year.

Along the trail, we met many enthusiastic and friendly people.

An Australian dog met an Australian peace runner.

and his lovely family held the torch!

Men of Peace plaque.

Happy Memorial Day weekend!

The team arrived at the Durango Welcome Center.

Mayor Gilda Yazzie welcomed the team with great fervor and warmth.

We need more volunteer mayors leading our communities like the amazing Gilda Yazzie!

Debbie Shew from St. Mark's Episcopal Church gave a moving speech about the importance of peace.

Thank you Durango residents for the beautiful heartfelt embrace.

We also had a chance to mingle with the locals at the lively farmer's market.

We even got our 15 seconds of fame on their stage!

An inspired Ukrainian-american woman requested to hold the torch with our Russian and Ukrainian runners.

We were so happy to meet Darsi, an avid peace lover and massage therapist. She was eager to help us in any way!

We got to bond with a fun family that sell the most incredible goat milk products by the name of Rogue Goat Soaps.

Thank you, Durango!

Bicyclists Becky and Milly greeted us at the start of our very hilly running route for the afternoon miles.

After completing our run, we visited the Colorado Model Railroad Museum

Can we go by train to Utah tomorrow?

Everyday is Christmas in Durango.

Hanging out with the bears of Durango

A little shopping joy in Durango.

Peace runners to cowgirls!

Himalayan Kitchen always offer us so generously an exquisite indian dinner whenever we are in town. We are so very grateful to them! Namaste.

Bon appetit!

Jozsef is the happiest when it comes to ice cream.

Homagni, you did a great job today!

"Ice cream, ice cream, ice cream, ice cream! You and my heart in a oneness-team." -Sri Chinmoy

Happy Faces after having the best ice cream in Durango. Thank you so much, Cream Bean Berry!

Torch carried by
Anna Stepanova (Ukraine), Erdenetsetseg Gankhuu (Mongolia), Harita Davies (New Zealand), Homagni Baptista (Australia), Jagadhata Amrhien (United States), Jorge Patino (Colombia), Jozsef Dicso (Hungary), Marina Pak (Russia), Pransukh Marks (United States), Puroga Theobald (Hungary), Roxana Magdici (Romania), Salil Wilson (Australia), Victoria Aguila (United States).  
Erdenetsetseg Gankhuu, Harita Davies, Homagni Baptista, Marina Pak, Victoria Aguila
The torch has travelled 28.0 mi from Pagosa Springs, CO to Durango, CO.

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