A Train Adventure!
A One-Hour Tour of New Mexico. By Train.
That is the Plan.
What We Get is the Gilligan-Tour. Without the Water. Or the Boat.
A Double-Decker Train. The Rail Runner. From Albuquerque…
To the City Different. The Capital. Santa Fe. For a Simple One-Night Staycation.
On Weekends, the Rail Runner has 3 Trains – Morning, Late Afternoon and Evening Trains.
We Were Excited to See there is a Special Holiday Schedule for the Trains.
And Literally Hopped on Board.
The Conductor Checks Our Tickets…
This Train is Headed to a Labor Day Beer Fest. No Stop in Santa Fe.
Don’t You Just Love Back-Tracking? Literally Back-Tracking.
I Think the Railroad May Be Where This Expression Comes From?!
Need to Re-Group and Re-Plan This Trip.
On the Train. Travel One Stop – North. Off the Train.
Wait 30 Minutes for the Southbound Train.
On the Train. Travel Back One Stop – South. Off the Train.
Wait Two Hours. Have Some Lunch. Laugh.
Board a New Train. The Correct Train. North.
Finally on the Right Train Traveling in the Right Direction.
We Watch Views of New Mexico Whiz By.
The Majestic Sandia Mountains. Sit in Our Backyard. Imposing and Reassuring.
10,000 Feet Above Sea Level. The Sandias Look Different From Every Vista.
Grassy Plains. Valleys. Mesas. Wide Open Spaces.
The Train Cuts Through the Rugged Rocky Mountain Range.
Opening Up to Deep Valleys Dotted with Pinons.
Volcanoes Sat Here Millions of Years Ago. Blown Tops. Mesas are Left For You to See.
Layers of Rock in Desert Colors.
Hello Santa Fe!
The End of the Line. Ready for Magic.
The Three Hour Magical Tour. 🙂