Monday, March 31

Day One: A Trip On The Tram

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My parents are here to visit! They arrived on Saturday and we spent a low key day letting them adjust to the time change. We have already been to a few fun places and have a lot more planned! Rather than my normally scheduled posts I'll be sharing what we are getting up to each day with you.


On Sunday we went up to the Sandia Peak Tramway, the longest aerial tram in the world at 2.7 miles. The tram took 15 minutes from the bottom to the top and we rose 4,000 feet from the base of the tram. The peak rests at 10,378 feet and we saw some great views!






At one point we could see a cabin built in the 1930s out of the same lime stone as the mountain. Hikers used to stay in it over night.


On the other side of the mountain there is skiing (it was already closed for the year) and many skiers chose to take the tram to the top and then ski down the other side rather than take the hour and a half drive from Albuquerque to the other side of the mountain.


It was extremely windy and muddy at the top, so we didn't go hiking. If we get the chance to return in the summer we will definitely take advantage of the trails. As it is, we had a lot of fun looking around and learning some of the history.



8 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful thank you for sharing I felt like I was there with these amazing images.
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    1. I'm so glad you enjoyed them! Thanks for visiting!

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  2. It's so sweet that ur parents came to visit & I love the last pic of u with them =) I would love to go on that tramway & ride over those beautiful views!
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    1. It was lots of fun! If you are ever in Albuquerque you will have to stop by the tram!

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  3. That aerial view is absolutely gorgeous! What a great pic with your parents. I know they're having a blast.
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    1. Thank you! All of us have been having lots of fun. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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