Thursday, August 21, 2014

Road Trip Day #6

We started our last day in Antonito, Colorado. We road the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad through the mountains all the way to Chama, New Mexico.

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Do you like trains? I do and there’s photo craziness ahead!

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Engine 489 is a reconditioned, coal fired, steam run, narrow gauge engine built in 1925.

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We were really on the edge of the mountain in a lot of places. Our highest point was over 10,000 feet above sea level. And yes, they told stories of trains going off the edge. Gah!

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I spent a lot of time standing on the back balcony. The views were amazing.

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We passed two cowboys herding their cattle. What a classic scene. LOL

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That’s an old telegraph pole sticking up on the right.

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I feel a train quilt coming on don’t you?

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Sadly vacation is over and it’s time for the looooong ride back home. But I would do it all again! Such awe inspiring sights.

And the second best part of this vacation.…I didn’t gain any weight. I actually lost another pound and I’m looking forward to my Weight Watchers weigh in. Woot!

New Doll Pattern Coming Tomorrow…….

2 comments:

Karen Ackva said...

Oh that train ride looks very inviting. Very nostalgic and very romantic! I wish I could have been there! Congrats on the WW! Don't you love it when the weight comes off even on vacation!

Cuqui said...

Fantástico viaje. Gracias por compartirlo.