Thursday, May 20, 2010

Day six: Homeward bound, Bloomfield, N.M. to Lamar, Colo.

Luisa Sena, owner of Old West Cafe, Ft. Garland, Colo., and Lu's Mainstreet Cafe, Blanca, Colo.

The best chile rellenos in southern Colorado are served at Old West Cafe, Ft. Garland.

And here it is--don't miss this cafe or Lu's Mainstreet Cafe in Blanca. Best food around!

On the road between Antonito and San Luis, Colorado: the snowy Sangre de Christos


shoreacres said...

Whoooo-whoooo! Chambres! Cumbres & Toltec Scenic railroad! Did you know Cumbres Pass is the highest point a US passenger rail crosses?

Did you take the train? Oh, man... I hope you did!

The photos are fabulous. Like the Rio Grande especially, just because of the history - Denver and Rio Grande RR built the original track.

Chama is such a neat place - I've nodded and murmured through all this but now I want to GO!

Tom Parker said...

Linda -- Lori and I took the train years ago, but this time the train wasn't operating--too early in the season. Plus we didn't have time. We stopped at the depot in Chama and nosed about for a while, probably the best stop of the day. It's a real experience riding the train, though, and the scenery is unforgettable.

- Dan said...

Oh man. I really hope you got an order of chile rellenos to go (all the way to my house)!! That makes me hungry!!