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... shrubs, then above the tree line where some shrubs grow but no trees. Then there is almost nothing about 14,000 feet and the views are spectacular. I will comment next to some of the pictures. On the trip up we were on the inside of the train and taking pictures uphill. On the way back some kind folks swapped seats with us and we were on the outside and thus all the dramatic shots until we once again hit the tree line.
The temperature at the bottom was about 87 ...
... ago returned from a 17-day cruise/air vacation to Egypt. Wow! They both ordered hamburgers....because they had not eaten any since before they left home. John and I dined on fried shrimp and stuffed salmon with crabmeat. (I'll let you readers decide who at what menu item. LOL)
Glad we had that nap...and with little to view on TV tonight, they'll be no problem getting to bed early. We'll need to be dressed, fight our way ...
... it was worth a try. There were of course very few crazy people like us on the mountain so it was quite nice as we were practically alone but it was freezing cold and very wet. We progressed up the mountain and found some wild turkeys and deer and birds but no serious wildlife. We did, however, see the fantastic clouds fall against the surrounding mountains. Stormy days are always so changing. You can stare at the same spot for a ...
... at the base of the dunes and started to climb the first big dune. Both Dario and I looked at each other as our legs sunk in deep to just between the ankle and the knee. How many of these could we do? We decided not to be heros and just climb up six or seven dunes to a high point, sit and enjoy the view. Those 6-7 dunes took us well over an hour of climbing. We watched in amazement as the children ran up and down the dunes with ease as we struggled. Finally we found a ...
... photos, including waiting many minutes to get some pictures of the whole chapel with no people in them.
One tidbit I should mention: this chapel is the Protestant chapel. Downstairs, in the basement, are a Catholic chapel, a Jewish chapel, and a Buddhist chapel. We did not tour those as we were upstairs in the Protestant chapel right up to closing, and ran out of time. The Wikipedia link above has photos.
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business Services
- Free parking