Showing posts from September, 2011

September 20-30, 2011 – Chama, NM, continued

Rex has continued to work on the train every other day and Nancy has continued working in the model rail yard display one day a week.Rex also groomed a couple of West Highland Terriers named Scotty and Dougal for Della, one of the summer residents in the RV park.Della walks our dogs while we are on the train so we don’t have to worry about them.While Rex was grooming the two Westies a couple with 2 Cock-a-Poos named Sonny and Cher stopped and asked him if he would bathe and groom their dogs.This may be a way to supplement our income if the stock market keeps falling!
Our friend, Terri, from Castlerock, CO and her friend, Bill, visited us for a few days.We all rode the train on Friday, the 23rd (Rex was working that day).We had a great ride; the weather was perfect – in the 70’s with hardly a cloud in the sky.The fall colors are just starting to turn in the higher elevations.
We had a great visit with Terri and Bill and are enjoying the fresh veggies they brought us from Bill’s garden – …

August 30-September 19, 2011 – Chama, New Mexico

We left Cortez on Tuesday, August 30th and drove to Pagosa Springs, CO where we spent the night at Happy Camper RV, a campground a few miles west of town.Wednesday morning we headed to Chama, NM where we will stay for the month of September.We are again staying at one of our favorite campgrounds, Rio Chama RV Park. We have a very nice site on the end of the row with a large grassy area and shade trees.

Rex is enjoying volunteering as a docent on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad again this year.He rides about 4 times a week and is enjoying talking to the passengers and spotting wildlife.So far he has seen a bear and lots of elk, deer and antelope.

Nancy is also volunteering one day a week at a new railroad display that has been set up in the Cumbres Mall.She talks to visitors about the model and the railroad.

There is an S scale model of the Cumbres Station as it was in 1950 and TV monitors that are used to show videos of the C&TSRR in action and also a video of the model trai…