Alamosa area

October 6 – 8, 2016

We continued on to Alamosa, CO, where we stayed with our friends Frances and Elliott Graves. Elliott was Torrey's roommate at SMU for a while. They've kept up with each other over the years and it hadn't been many months since Fran and Eliott had visited Torrey in Weatherford, but it was the first time I had seen them since 1972. We went to see various sights in the area, starting with Adams State University, just a short walk from their home. It started out as Adams State Normal School, as a way to give a chance for teacher training for folks in towns and rural areas in that part of the state.

On Friday we visited the Grand Sand Dunes National Park, which supposedly had the tallest sand dunes in the country.

On Saturday we had a late breakfast at a café near their house. The freshly made cinnnamon roll (with icing and butter on the side) was large enough for the four of us to share.

Then we headed over to the farmer's market, where the smell of the roasting chiles was a highlight of the trip.

Across the street was the town's visitor center, where Elliott is a volunteer. it is in the old depot. They have a collection of train cars and have run excursions.

Next we toured Fort Garland.

This represents Kit Carson in his office.

We then headed to San Luis to see La Capilla de Todos Los Santos and the bronze sculptures of the stations of the cross.


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