Hampton Inn Alamosa
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... along the way. Railroad fanatics who follow trains to take pictures etc. are called foamers. On this part of journey we crossed Lobato Trestle at 100 ft. above Wolf Creek. We went by Cresco Tank where trains can take on water. This tank was used in the movie: Indiana Jones: The Last Crusade. Then we came to Cumbres Pass the highest point on our journey at 10,015 ft. Our next memorable experience was navigating around ...
... night. We plan to sit out until it is too dark. Last night I went out just before bed to see the stars. It was incredible! There were so many stars it was hard to find any constellations but I managed to see the Big and Little Dippers. The cloud of the Milky Way Galaxy was as clear as I have ever seen it, including in the Badlands in South Dakota. Right now it is pretty cloudy but I hope it clears up to see the stars again.
... to durango. Essentially, we paid lots of money for 5 hours of riding in vehicles. That night we stayed at the durango koa. The next morning, we headed to McDonald's for breakfast. The kids were really into the monopoly game. Finally, the van was ready so nana and grandpa decided to stay in durango one more night before heading to North Carolina. Here we split our ways, as we headed to great sand dunes national ...
... way to the motel but it was a bust too. It seems they only really flood the wetlands when the birds are migrating and that was done. There were some kids with various "boards" that they were carrying up the dunes in order to "sand board" down. A lot of work for a ride!
The dunes cover 330 square miles and are the highest in North America. Prevailing southwest winds carried the sand across the valley but were blocked by the mountains ...
... nearby and visit the Park. OMG, if you ever have the opportunity to visit Great Sand Dunes National Park and you aren't sure if it is worth the detour, let me tell you now----GO! I have been to Jockey's Ridge Sand Dunes in North Carolina, and I have been to the sand dunes in Oregon, but neither can hold a candle to these dunes!!! 30 square miles of sand dunes, with the backdrop of the beautiful Rocky Mountains. These are ...
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