Saturday, May 9, 2009

Rocky Mountain High In Colorado

Today we rode the Durango to Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. It was incredible!
We sat and stood in the Gondola car (open air) and took in every turn, steam belch, and coal smoke shower.
When we were finished, every wrinkle (of which there are many) of our exposed parts were covered in black soot.
That was the only "down" part of the day. It was an adventure to remember and we recommend it to all.

Here we are at the little town of Silverton.

This is the picnic we brought on our train ride to the little town of Silverton. Salami, cheese, crackers, fruit!
This is my idea of a perfect park-bench lunch on vacation.
The train ride offered the most beautiful "Aps-like" scenery and some scary parts as well. Some people even
moved to the inside part of the train over cliffs like these but us, NO ... we poked our heads out to take these
pictures! The river below is the Animas. If we ever say we want to raft it, slap us into reality! It is one,
continuous class 4/5 rapids for literally 40 miles--no breaks! The train took 3 and 1/2 hours each way with
a 2 hour stop in Silverton.
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  1. Salami! I was hoping for the backspin in 4 states, but a pushup will have to do.

  2. That train ride looks intense. I think you should have rafted back. Sounds like a blast. Catch you in Austin!