Saturday, May 11, 2013

A Tram Ride

One of my brother’s drove from the LA area over here to spend a day with us.  Thursday evening we went to the buffet at the nearby Casino and put a few bucks in the slot machines.  Rosie won a couple of bucks on the penny slots.  We are such big time gamblers Smile.

Friday, Roger and I took the tram ride from the valley floor to the top of a nearby mountain.  The tram guide told us this is the longest tram in North America and the second longest tram in the world.  I am not normally squeamish about heights, but I got some butterflies on this one, especially when you pass through one of the two towers during the ride.  There is a little “dip” when you pass through the tower connector.  Here are some pictures of the event:

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Approaching the first tower on the way up.

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It was snowing when we got to the top.

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Snow on the deck leading to the restaurant.

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Our car to take us back down.

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You can see all of Albuquerque from up here.

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The first tower on the way down.

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As one car goes down, the other car comes up.

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Our destination at the bottom.

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Here I am at the top.

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Here I am at the bottom.  About 3/4 of a mile difference in elevation.

I vaguely remember the last tram ride I took was in Palm Springs in the 1970’s.  Nowhere near as long or dramatic.

Two more weeks in Albuquerque and we head for Denver.

Thanks for stopping by.

1 comment:

Laurie and George said...

Did that tram a loooong time ago. Beautiful views from the top, though!