Dang! A busy day for me! I haven't been able to get on LJ at all today until now. Oh well. I shall reward you with beautiful mountain pics. As mentioned in the last post, this was a small getaway weekend for Kitty and myself. We got to Bloomfield just before 6. We hit up a local Chinese place close by that was recommended to us. Tasty! We then hit the motel room and watched the opening ceremonies. Saturday we drove the 1 hour up to Durango and hopped aboard the train to Silverton. It was somewhat like I remembered it when I rode it last some 17 years ago. This time we took one of their "luxury class" options and had on open-sided car with a glass roof. It certainly was enjoyable! We had lunch in Silverton and then headed back to Durango after a little touristy shopping. Our car attendant recommended an Italian restaurant in Durango for dinner adn so we took her advice. It was obvious that she had never left Durango because the place was a cut below an Olive Garden. If that was the "best" in Durango I would hate to see 2nd best! After dinner we headed back to Bloomfield for a nice rest. The next day it was a relaxing drive back to ABQ. We then treated our housesitters dragoncrescent and eaglem16 to a tasty Chinese buffet for lunch as thanks for watching our pets. And now as promised....PICS!