|Val after boarding|
|Grand Junction, Colorado|
|Colorado River in Gore Canyon|
|Rafters on the Colorado|
We arrived in Denver at about six in the evening, got our luggage and called the hotel shuttle to pick us up. The hotel is very nice right in downtown Denver. Val went all out for this trip and got us a one bedroom suite with a fireplace (not really needed in this weather :-( ).
Train travel is not for everyone, especially if you are in a hurry, but we love it. The leisurely pace, sitting in the dining car eating while watching the beautiful scenery go by, meeting friendly people, it's all good. Now it's on to explore Denver.
Hi, Val here adding my two cents... So far we couldn't ask for a better trip. As Dave said, the train ride through the mountains was amazing. The hotel we're staying in had a surprise waiting for us when we arrived. We found a tray with chocolate strawberries, a bottle of champagne, and a very nice note wishing Dave a happy retirement (nice touch). I mentioned this trip was to celebrate Dave's retirement when I made the reservations and they didn't miss a beat. Well, we're off the see the sights of Denver and I can't wait to get started!