Sunday, September 8, 2013

Day 3, 9/8/13 - La Junta to Chama

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.

1 comment:

  1. Love the pic with the Ranger!
    Have fun you two lovebirds, and FIND THAT TREASURE!