Saturday, September 25, 2010

Tram ride to Sandria, Albuquerque

We took a ride on Albuquerque's tram. It is a trip on the world’s longest aerial tramway transports you above deep canyons and breathtaking terrain a distance of 2.7 miles. See some of nature’s more dramatic beauty unfold before you. At sunset the desert skies would be very beautiful and your vantage point from the observation deck atop 10,378 foot Sandia Peak in the Cibola National Forest affords an 11,000 square-mile panoramic view of the Rio Grande Valley and the Land of Enchantment.

I took this picture before we boarded. I tried to get some of the traditional buildings on the side of the mountain, also to show I am not tooooo ignorant of flowers, these are roses!

I caught the love birds at the tram crossing.

Going up we were fortunate to get next to a window, that is Albuquerque.

At the top it was 46 degrees. I found this sweet lady to spend some time with.

You can see some of the terrain as I got a picture of an arriving tram.

Just to show the altitude.

Note the mountain the lines come over behind us. You are seeing the cables as they sag between mountains.

I got this tram departing.

Looking over some of the terrain to an Air Force Base, Kirtland.

We had a great day. With wonderful friends. We returned home. Buddy and Di had us over for Steaks, a delicious meal. This has been a good time, but it is coming to an end. Today Sherry called Vondale and put him on the line with Buddy. They seemed to have a ball. Buddy as usual carrying the conversation with truth, lies and jokes!!!!!
Thanks for going with us to Sandria.
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Paula said...

I'll be glad when we can wear a jacket. It has been sooo hot here the last two days and to top it off john keeps the air turned off a lot because it botheres his eyes.

shirl72 said...

What beautiful views. Glad you are having a
good time. I am surprised Vondale didn't
rent a plane and fly over to see the gang.
The boy needs to speed some of that rusty money.
We are suppose to have rain and get cooler.
I am looking forward to cool weather it has been in the 90's for 88 days records have been broken.

betty said...

so glad you guys did the tram!! it is fun, isn't it? we did it one time when there was snow on the ground and cool temps and hot chocolate at the lodge :)

gorgeous views! glad you enjoyed your visit in Albuquerque with your friends!


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Thanks for the beautiful pictures as always. Believe me when I say that is the only way I'd have seen a tram ride. Heights and me are not good friends at all. It is about 46 here this morning and it just turned daylight. A very crisp morning in Ohio.

Sheila Y said...

I'm sure there were some breathtaking views...but I'm not sure I could have gotten on one either. I'm glad you have had a wonderful time with friends and a steak to top it off. Can't wait to see where you are headed next...Take care and stay safe, Sheila

Rose said...

Great photos! I'm such a "candy ass" that I don't know if I could have been convinced to go on the the tram! Scary! But beautiful views!

You guys amaze me!

As I have said before, I love traveling through your eyes and your photos and your BLOG!

Hugs to my favorite Sailor and his beautiful wife! Rose

~mel said...

Oh I bet that was beautiful! I never would have guessed that Albuquerque had a tram system.

Seriously, I'm so jealous of all the wonderful things the two of you are up to; but soooooooo glad that you share it with us!

You actually made me laugh out loud when you made the reference to not being too ignorant of flowers that you knew a rose.