Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!

Where We've Been (46 out of 50 States)...Where We Are!
On the road again...until November 2018!

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Royal Gorge Route Railroad Adventure


What a great time we had, but the drive there and back had many downfalls. Idiot drivers passing when they should not be or riding our butts even though we were doing a tad over the speed limits. There were so many animals running across our path, more than we have probably seen in total in the 15 years on the road, so many deer, several big horn sheep, and other small animals passing right in front of us that we had to break several times to avoid hitting them. Winding roads and high altitudes going over Monarch Pass which popped a few of our bags in the car. Construction, and an area where they were painting the yellow and white stripes, at one time we were traveling less than 10 miles per hour following the striping trucks that stripped over a dead black cat on the road. It was truly disgusting, they could have and should have moved the dead animal but instead they just stripped over it.

Our Royal Gorge Route Railroad adventure was awesome...





If you are ever in the area and plan to do it, then you must do it in style as we did. We opted to take the afternoon route with lunch and wine flights in the Dome of the train. 

The views were spectacular...














Lunch was scrumptious...









The wines were good and the service was over the top...








We chose to stay and pay a higher price for the Hampton Inn, mostly because they had a hot tub, but unfortunately when we arrived the hot tub was under repair, but we enjoyed our stay anyway. We LOVE taking long, hot showers and stretching out.



We will be staying put at our site on the 4th of July because we do not do all that chaotic and busy times with others, but we do have plans for more adventures.

2 comments:

Carol K said...

Sounds like a fantastic trip except for the road part of the journey. Striping over a dead cat, eww!

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

Wow, what a great trip! Brings back some fond memories.