A fun day with photo ops at Great Sand Dunes Nat'l Monument and on La Manga pass. Total drive was 272 miles, via CO-10, US-160, CO-150, US-285, CO-17/NM-17.
We had our first taste of "green" at Juanito's Mexican Kitchen in Alamosa, with a supplement at the High Country Cafe in Chama , for supper. Met some interesting people, mainly train buffs here and one fellow riding his BMW (bike).
Sandra always looks for the first Park Ranger she can find - in this case he was waiting to give a nature talk. We were his only audience. We didn't walk all the way to the dunes - it's 7800 ft altitude. Very scenic.
Tomorrow is our trip on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. It goes thru 2 passes at over 10,000 feet, some tunnels - and the trip includes a turkey dinner. I'll tell y'all about it tomorrow.