Rails, Dunes, Gators & Hot Springs

December 27, 2011

This past weekend, Shawn and I had an awesome vacation. We left at 4:00 am on Saturday morning and headed out to Alamosa. It is getting to be that time of year when the sun starts coming up later and later. It was almost 7:00 in the morning before the sun actually came up all the way. It was beautiful when it got light as we drove west on Highway 160 between Walsenberg and Alamosa. I got a great shot of Mount Blanca.

Mount Blanca
Mount Blanca

We got into Alamosa around 7:30 and checked in at the train station. We got our (awesome) beer glasses and bought a sticker at the gift shop. The train didn’t actually leave until 9:00 so we went to Milagro’s coffee shop and had a cup of coffee to warm up before departure. At 8:15 we headed back to the station and waited to board the train. When we ordered the tickets they said they were sold out. We got the last pair from someone who decided not to get a pair of tickets they had on hold. There were a ton of people at the platform. From what the agent told us, I thought it was going to be like a party train. But when we saw who was going to be on the train, I was suprised to see so many old people. Most of them didn’t even look like they drank. Oh well, more for us.


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