Today we awakened earlier that we usually do on vacation in order to get to the train station in downtown Albuquerque to take the Rail Runner to Santa Fe. Apparently, we worried too much about missing it because we arrived really too early and sat around for more than 45 minutes waiting and watching. I walked around and took several photos of my grandson waiting and of one of the numerous murals one sees in downtown.
I was surprised by the number of people using this train. It takes one and one half hours to get from downtown Albuquerque to Santa Fe depot because there are quite a few stops on the way including one at Sandia Pueblo and another at Kewa Pueblo. Photos are forbidden while traveling through Kewa. The route basically follows the Rio Grande Valley.
I took a few photos from the train and several in Santa Fe. Good friends, Dino and Zuriash, were already in Santa Fe and picked us up at the depot. We went to the Chocolate Maven for brunch–my daughter totally loves this restaurant because they have crepes. We walked around the art exhibits by the church near the square, stopped in a few shops, and just before the return trip on the train, went to Jalapeños for drinks. A wonderful day with family and friends and a little train trip, my grandson’s first.