25 June 2007

Video: Cumbres & Toltec Railroad

The week ended with a bang on Saturday. We took a day trip on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad. This was one of the most amazing experiences of my life--and I know it was incredible for the four boys, ages two through six.

The locomotive was an old-fashioned steam engine that slowly tugged us from our starting point in Chama, New Mexico, up into the mountains across the border in Osier, Colorado. We sat in old-fashioned passenger cars, and then moved around to a dining car and an outdoor viewing car on which we could walk around and look in all directions. We saw snow melting in the woods, mountain waterfalls, high trestles, and even a beaver dam. Simply incredible.

1 comment:

Phyllis George said...

What a great trip for your family! It reminds me of the year our family spent traveling with a crew cab pickup and 38-foot trailer. I homeschooled the kids, and they learned a huge amount. They should, with a year-long field trip, wouldn't you agree?
I wish I could have been along on your trip! It sounds wonderful!