Our day started with the guided tour of Grand Mountains, they are 2 miles above sea level, we took lots of photo, we had a guide named Barbara who new so much about the area! We stopped off a few to times to a climitized to lack of oxygen but it wasn't to bad. We saw lots of wild life and the views were wonderful , as we drove nearer the top the snow covered tops Whooo the snow was still several feet thick. We will always remember some of the vistas and roads we travelled along they were absolutely stunning.
Later that day around 6pm we arrived at the train station to travel over night to Chicago on the California Zephyr train......all very exciting . The train was waiting! we were given our cabin no. When we boarded, Then the sound of the conductor shouted ALL A BOARD, OH! So exciting.... Then we saw our cabin they had two small seats facing each other with a table In between .
We had a wonderful meal on board and couple of drinks, chatted with different people and had a good laugh, mean while our cabin was being turned in to our bedroom, it looked ok ....Doris going on the top bunk and me down below. Oh! Wot a night..... I had imagined it to be like something out of the film with Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis , Some like it hot. No way Jose !
The train was going too and throw the hooter woooo. Woooooing all night long, Doris getting down from her bunk 3times in the night making funny pumping noises as she descended ....which made her howl with laffter, we are sooooo tired!
We will be arriving in Chicago mid afternoon where our coach will be waiting to take us on a guided tour of Chicago ....passing the site of St. Valentine's Day Massacre ( Al Capone's headquarters) before visiting Little Italy and the Levee area. Following the tour our coach takes us to the MileNorth Hotel Chicago. Leaving the evening at our leisure. Oh! By the way we have played one game of Skipbo. Doris here sister sledge has had enough we are sooooo tired cant wait to get off of train woo--wooing early night tonight, when we get off of coach,we look like 2 thin RAG dolls.
Big sis here .... only one rag doll in this little group and as you can guess its Little Doris. Xx