September 1 – 30, 2016 - Chama, NM, continued

September is here and it continues to rain every day!

Rex will take over the Docent Coordinator position for the month of September.  Besides his regular docent duties he will be responsible for scheduling the docents and taking care of any problems as they arise.  He has to open the docent office every morning before the train leaves and then again every afternoon when the train from Antonito comes in.

We enjoyed a Labor Day cookout with the campground providing hamburgers and hot dogs and everyone bringing a dish to share.  There was lots of great food and good company.  This was the first day since we arrived here that it has not rained – YEAH!   The weather continued to be beautiful after Labor Day - sunshine and very little rain.

Nancy’s sister, Carol and her husband, Vince, visited us the middle of the month for a few days.  Carol, Vince and Nancy enjoyed a wonderful ride on the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad.

The three of us enjoyed having Rex as a docent on our train.  He gave us lots of interesting information about the railroad and also about the flora, fauna and geology of the area.  He also likes to joke with Lucas, the Conductor.

Rex is busy pointing out interesting rock formations to the passengers on the open car.

Carol and Vince in front of Engine 484 on our lunch stop in Osier, CO.  As usual, we had a great lunch and ate way too much delicious food!

The fall colors were just starting to turn but were still beautiful.

We also took a Jeep ride to look at the fall colors and the beautiful mountains around Chama.  We enjoyed having Carol and Vince visit and showing them around the Chama area.
It snowed on Sept 23rd and the temperature dropped to freezing that night but then warmed back up and was very nice the rest of the month.
More deer are coming into the RV park now that it is not so full - we had 2 does and a set of twin fawns eating the grass all around our 5th wheel one afternoon.  The elk are starting to bugle and we enjoy listening to them at night.  The Aspen and Cottonwoods are turning gold and the gamble oak is turning red -  Fall is definitely coming to us here in Chama.


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