Sunday, December 16, 2018

Onto the Fall Foliage Tour on the Leadville Colorado and Southern Railroad

Part 1
Part 2

and now we are on the train - riding up the mountain!! 

My favorite part was the scenery - I have to tell you Leadville and the surrounding areas is a spectacular place to see! 

are you ready for some more photos?

This particular photo is really nothing to write home about - but I liked the blur at the bottom and top - kinda proved that we were moving.

We had birds following us  - You all know me - I have my own eagles and I think they are spectacular - so I had to take this photo to show to my eagles ( just kidding - they don't get that close to me!)

We were on the open air cart sorta at the end of the train ( that became the front of the train on the way back) I thought it was so cool that we could see the engine. Can you imagine taking that turn in the winter? 

Check out how close you come to the rocks!!!

As a quilter - Color always catches my eye
I like to see how certain shade can work together - or not
I just like the shade of colors in this one.
Have you ever made a quilt in these colors?  I have not ...

As we were traveling by - we caught these folks on a zip line
Just in case you were wondering - that is on my bucket list for next summer!!!

The water tank.... Its called the French Gulch water tank and once serviced the Narrow Gauge Railroads that ran here

This was our friendly Fellow passenger. He was quite good at pointing out stuff

It was a gorgeous trip and we had a great time
We will go again next year and do the fall foliage one again
and this time.... we may even take my parents ..... if they are nice!


Libby in TN said...

You live in a spectacular part of our country! Thanks for sharing your photos as I doubt we'll ever get back there again. The altitude is tough on me.

Farm Quilter said...

Gorgeous pictures!! I love watching hawks and eagles soar on the thermals...I keep waiting to see one stoop on it's prey but haven't gotten that lucky yet. I need to get hubby to take a vacation some autumn and get down to Leadville and try out the train. Your fellow passenger is perfect and I'm sure he pointed out any wildlife in the area!!

Gypsy Quilter said...

What beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing.

Judy V in Thornton CO said...

The photos deserve to be published in a book about Leadville!

Carlie Nichols said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful pictures of a part of the country I've never seen and probably won't be able to. Carlie

Sherrill said...

I've done the Durango train in all seasons!! And they're ALL my favorite but fall and winter are #1 and 2!! The zip line near the train must be the thing now. Did you go round trip on the train? The last 2 or 3 times on Durango, we took the bus back.

Terri said...

That's a fine looking family you've got there. One is absent?
Love the water tower... I'd guess it doesn't hold much water any more. And the dog! Australian Shepherd? Always enjoy going along on your trips. Thanks for inviting us.