Warren & Emily SwanTrips → 2011 N. New Mexico & S. Colorado

This was the first vacation since 1984 that was just us two.  The oldest kids are moved away, and the younger two have their own schedules and such.  We mainly wanted to ride the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad; but stretching it into a full vacation, without just rehashing old stuff, would mean seeing Northern New Mexico.

Warren had Friday the 27th off of work, and we were going to leave for vacation that day.  But we decided to delay the start of the vacation and spend that day working in Joplin, MO with our chainsaws, trying to help out after the great devastation of the tornado that had ripped through it the previous Sunday.

Here’s what we visited and did on our vacation, with representative pictures:


visited 5 states (10%)
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