Day 9 – The End of This Adventure

Posted by on July 7, 2011

We woke up on the train early and went to breakfast in the dining car while the train was somewhere in Arizona. We had French Toast all around and tried to savor our last breakfast on the train.

After breakfast, we just all sat around trying to soak in the train ride. Stephen and I played some checkers.

Soon enough, it was time for an early 11:30 lunch. We all had a hamburger except Michael who went for a hot dog. While we were eating we arrived into Albuquerque. That is a longer service stop and the last stop before ours. We got off the train and hung out a little on the platform. It was hot!

We reboarded and the end was now too close. We packed everything up and waited for our stop. We got the announcement of 10 minutes until Lamy and we headed downstairs to be ready and get off.

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Hey! Everyone needs to look appropriately sad…

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We pulled in and got off. Soon enough, we found out about our checked bags. They made it! Amtrak really came through with our complicated routing.

Then, as suddenly as it started, our train adventure ended. We loaded in the truck and drove the four hours back to Amarillo.

Thank you for joining us on this adventure. God willing, we will do another next year.

Until then…

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6 Responses to Day 9 – The End of This Adventure

  1. Caroline

    This ending actually made me tear up!

  2. Brian

    Woohoo!!! Great trip and glad to have you home!

  3. Nancy Johnson

    So glad you had a good trip and all went fairly well (once you got started). Now back to a real world with lots of memories. By the way, Michael really know how to look sad!

  4. Bill Mashburn

    Glad you are all safely home. It was a great adventure even with all the changing modes of transportation. I enjoyed “riding” along with you and enjoyed all the nice pics! It’s great to make these family memories by taking all these fun trips. Love to all!

  5. Timothy Greenwood

    What a fantastic adventure!! Thank you for sharing! Wish I could have tagged along I’m so jealous 😉 ….. was an awesome set of pictures to end with. I think I teared up too. But looked like so much fun. Can’t wait to see where you go next year!

  6. michael mashburn

    It was sad watching he train drive away 🙁
    Mostly because i love riding on trains and the”crew” was very excellent!:)