Best Western Alamosa Inn
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... br> The first part of the trip was uphill at steep grades and you could really hear the engine working. I think I can! I think I can! I think I can! Black smoke and steam just poured out of the stack. This is another narrow gauge railroad and our engine was pulling the maximum of 8 cars it could without adding another engine. The part of the trip was mostly through open country paralleling Rt. 17 most of the way. There were lots ...
Today we got up at 7:15 and were at the Oasis for breakfast shortly after 8:00. Larry got the Breakfast Burrito and I got a Cheese Omelet. We headed for the Dunes Parking Lot. It was about a half a mile walk to the dunes. Then we went up and up and across the dunes. The sand was a lot more compacted than we thought it would be so the walking was not as difficult as we had expected. We had picked the highest point that we could ...
We got up at 6:30, and got milk for cereal. We drove for a lot of the morning until we reached the Royal Gorge Bridge. Unfortunately, there was a large fire that damaged the bridge and surrounding area, so we couldn't see it at all, even from a distance. It burnt 3,200 acres, 48 of their 52 buildings, part of the bridge itself, and still wasn't completely put out! We headed to the Great Sand Dunes after eating lunch. On out way there, we ran out of gas on the ...
... take pictures. We even did several different pictures at different times. My grandson loved it. He totally got the concept and thought it was super cool to be in four states at once. The rest of the monument consists of booths with a wide assortment of Indian crafts and food.
Once more on the road we stopped at the welcome to Colorado sign. I love taking photos with signs. Have done so all over the world. But this was just a photo stop and off we went.
... stopping quite frequently I kept putting one foot in front of the other. I thought I was going to die. Luckily my will was quite a bit stronger than my lungs, because otherwise I would never have made it. Funny thing is, there is no trail or sign or anything to tell you where you are, so just when I thought I was about to make the summit of the first tall dune I realized that I was about to make the summit of the HIGHEST ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Business Services