Thursday, October 16, 2008

Trip on a Narrow Gage Railroad

wonderful, rugged vistas from the train. We went to 10,000 feet and allllllll the way back down to about 5000. Pratically sea level!
Me and Kathleen Y'Barbo havin' a good time, but note the coats. It got a little cold up there. Snow and one kinda lazy bald eagle and quaking aspen trees and pines and just stunning beauty.
Tried to catch the whole train in a picture. There were plenty of curves and lots of steep uphill climbing. Someone had to stoke coal into the engine the whole way. There's a job for me if writing doesn't work out!!!!
The Cumbria Toltec Narrow Gage Railroad. Fun and beautiful and so interesting.


Myra Johnson said...

You are having way too much fun on this writing retreat, Mary.

I hope you are still making plans for KC. We will even let you LEAD the retreat, now that you are so experienced.

Mary Connealy said...

Myra, think about mid-January. My husband goes to a livestock show for about thre-four days. I'd love to be gone while he is. The house is SPOOKY.

Ausjenny said...

Oh cool looks like a great trip.

Mary Connealy said...

Jenny, I love the new picture.

Did you enjoy your trip to Canada?

Ausjenny said...

yes it was a great trip. I have a few photos on my blog and some info.
the photos from the wedding.
and i just love the trees changing colour.

Janell said...

My, you have been busy!

cooper said...

So Mary, I'm behind on news. Where on earth is this train and it's adjoining landscape? And you call that work?! :) Way to go, it looks like a lot of fun! And very beautiful!

Mary Connealy said...

It's in New Mexico and it was wonderful.
However I did manage to write about 40 pages in my book on this play-cation. so I did SOME work.