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Travel Blogs from Antonito
Miles traveled from Arches through Colorado:
Time in the car: approximately 8 hours
- Lewis, CO – Conoco - $3.69
- Monte Vista, CO – Shell - $3.69
Congressional districts traveled through:
- UT – 3: Jason Chaffetz (R)
- CO – 3: Scott Tipton (R)
Senators: Mark Udall (D) and Michael Bennett (D)
Alex and I woke up early the next ...
... maybe even over a billion – they were possibly the most abundant mammal in North America.
Prairie dogs are very susceptible to bubonic plague and many wild colonies have been wiped out by it. The largest recorded prairie dog' town' covered some 25,000 square miles (65,000 square kilometers). That Texas town was home to perhaps four hundred million prairie dogs. Had a great ride south but cold coming home with solid rain for the last 20 miles. A great weekend....
First off, today we went to see the Royal Gorge, this highest bridge in the U.S! We saw it from the top of one of the Rocky Mountains. After that, we went to the sand dunes. The sand dunes are very tall and windy up there. It was cool to roll down them but it kind of was annoying when the sand got in your mount and ears. After that, we went to the best hotel ever and I'm typing this up in my own ...
... peas from Char's garden at 7,800 ft altitude. Life's good!!!!
'Chama' is the western terminus of the Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad, a steam-driven, narrow gauge heritage railway which carries visitors to and from Osier, CO and Antonito, CO during the ...
... have been at home, but not too bad for that altitude. Just managed, I figured, to give my lungs their first decent workout in two weeks!
Today we ride the train! 216 leaves Chama at 10:00 a.m. and takes us to Osier for a lavish lunch. After that, we waddle aboard the Chama-bound 215 to retrieve our camper. Then we're going to move on to Durango, Colorado, where we'll camp tonight and do more train chasing on Monday. WhooHoo!!