Early the next morning we set out for the train station, it was cold, overcast and snowing (very lightly), it had snowed during the night :) We departed the station at 7:30am, very exciting!! The train ride in all lasted about 10 hours, they provided drinks, eats and warmth. The entertainment, outside of us laughing our hinders off was without a doubt the train! We were given eleven stops, to deboard and take pictures as the train made two passes for our photographing pleasure. Some of the stops were insane! Above knee snow, cliffs, rivers and sheer drops offs. We climbed, hiked and hung on to whatever was handy. Cold!! but so much fun!!
The morning after the train ride, we met up for breakfast then hit the streets of Durango for shopping and sight seeing, loads of pictures. Cold but not as cold as the day before. Some Starbucks and chocolate later we loaded up and headed south to Albuquerque. We laughed the entire way back!! It was so fun! Some LOL phrases are: Cream of anything, No pie, Larry-Steve and You'll like the way I make it. LOL, I'm laughing while typing this!! After arriving to Albuquerque we freshened up and met up at El Pintos for dinner, it was very good!! We laughed alot more, I cried I laughed so much!!! We sang to Jean, her early birthday dinner :)
(Front left and around, Barb, Jamie, Payton, Larry, Steve, Jean, me and Phil)
I have to admit by the end of that night I was exhausted. We got up the next morning and it was just Jamie, Jean and myself. We ate a fantastic birthday breakfast at Weck's, this time it's Jean's birthday!! The pancakes were so big, very, very good. Jean drove us to the airport. Hugs and goodbyes! Jamie and I met up with Barb and Phil in the airport, Payton and Larry had just flown out. I was the last to leave. It was a fantastic weekend, Jean and Steve were fantastic hosts!!
Day 84 (entry way to Jean's home)
I spend my first day back home doing laundry and unpacking, I did run to town for somethings and got to see Kyleigh while I was there. She let me take her picture, she wanted to take her little shovel with her so she was being orney in the photo :) I hadn't seen her for more than a week so it was a wonderful surprise to get a hug and love from her :)