Time To Go Home (Page Seven)
Missing Mike and Margie DeLAra
Stephanie and Harvey right on time
Hollywood has arrived
Yikes.... Barbara made it afterall!
"OK... I still want to drive the train"
Yo! Choo choo man! Stop here
Resting for the trip home
Oh oh.... Smoke break
"Can we have just one last taste??"
Z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z-z Fred and Mary
James and Linda
Yes... It's a paper wine glass.... Shaun has it all
The Train Arrives
The gaggle forms....
Our own engine gets to pull the train!
John and Nash recount the day.... 1, 2, 3, ...
Kyle is looking good.... Must have been good beer tasting places along the way
Always a smile
Where is Fred?
Casting the evil eye
Blue eyes, sold as protection against the evil eye.
Did You Know? - The evil eye is a look that is believed by many cultures to be able to cause injury or bad luck for the person at whom it is directed for reasons of envy or dislike. The term also refers to the power attributed to certain persons of inflicting injury or bad luck by such an envious or ill-wishing look. The evil eye is usually given to others who remain unaware.
Quite a history nehind this car .... The Burlington operated between 1849–1970 when it merged with others
The original Burlington Railway System Map circa 1970
Did You Know? - The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad (reporting mark CBQ) was a railroad that operated in the Midwestern United States. Commonly referred to as the Burlington or as the Q, the Burlington Route served a large area, including extensive trackage in the states of Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Wyoming, and also in New Mexico and Texas through subsidiaries Colorado and Southern Railway, Fort Worth and Denver Railway, and Burlington-Rock Island Railroad.
Its primary connections included Chicago, Minneapolis-St. Paul, St. Louis, Kansas City and Denver. Because of this extensive trackage in the midwest and mountain states, the Q used the slogans "Everywhere West", "Way of the Zephyrs", and "The Way West". It merged into Burlington Northern in 1970.
The Overland Trail
Did You Know? - The Overland Trail is the former Southern Pacific 2981, a club-lounge car, built in 1949 by the Pullman Standard Car Manufacturing Company. The Amber Trail is the former Union Pacific 5430, a 44 seat transcontinental chair car, built in 1950 by Pullman as well.
We have room for everyone
"I still wanna drive the train"
We checked the connectios.... Everything is ready to go
On Our Way
We had a photo request!
Zooming by the locals
Shave and a haircut two bits
A big selling point in days gone by
"Do NOT take a picture of me.... I've been celebrating!"
We Were Stopped For A Few Minutes And Blocked The Street
Time to jump out and get a drink... What Say??
OK... Back up to speed....
From whence we came....
The vistadome is great for seeing the sights
Kris and Ron relaxing with the paper... But, what is that? Water????
Do you know what fish do in water?
Did You Know? - Fresh water fish absorb water through their skin and gills, saltwater fish actually do drink water.
In saltwater fish, they have to drink because their body's concentration of salt is lower than the surrounding water. Therefore, they have to drink huge amounts of water every day to stay hydrated.
In freshwater fish, their salt concentration is higher than that of the surrounding water, and, as osmosis dictates, they absorb water through their highly permeable skin. To keep from bursting, freshwater fish actually have to excrete water, up to 10 times their body weight daily, unlike saltwater fish.
We are passing them up like they are standing still
Bet the house is rumbling
Ha ha! Our RV is bigger than your RV!
Dinner Is Served
Great way to travel
The chefs were creative this evening
"I'll drink to that... No! I'll drink to anything!!"
It is possible to put the utensil in one's mouth on a moving train without severe facial damage
The Ventura County Fair is just off the tracks
Brian and Bob discuss the day... Another margurita Brian?
The dinner bell rests
After dinner conversations continue
We have seen this picture before
PAul will catch heck for this one!
"I am taking requests... What would you like me to sing???"
"Yes! I am selling earplugs for a nominal fee!"
Check the choo choo bottle
We Are About To Come In For A Landing
Locate your bags and spouses and partners...
Hope you had a good time!
Thanks to Conductor Bill and his staff!!!!!!
I think my glass went dry?
"Not a chance Bob... You are full to the top!"
Last ones out
The Burlington and Santa Fe joined up
Take me to the bus
Right On Time
Alan and the bus are ready to go Platinum Limos are the way to go!
"OK, I understand I couldnot drive the train but.... How about the bus???"
A happy tired it is.... Shaun and Terri express our feelings! Great day, great time, great friends!
"See that strange man next to me?? He is my husband!"
Enjoying the last few minutes together
Bunny recants the day....
Back at Old Ranch where the famous Lake #2 singing porposes bid us good night