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Rollin' through the Desert

For Dan's birthday this year after we recovered from feeling the shakes on the 5th of July quake we rolled out of town to New Mexico with our friends. We boarded the metrolink to LA Union Station where we were shown by valet to our roomettes. Zach had taken care of the bookings and Dan and I landed in an upper story roomette - very posh. We were seated around 7:30 for a three course meal featuring surf and turf and salmon - all delicious dishes. For desserts we enjoyed caramel chocolate molten cake and flourless chocolate tarts - tre decadent!

In the morning I was the first to rise from our party and after crawling out of my upper bunk and freshening up I went to the lounge car where I made the acquaintance of a New Mexican who let me know a bit about the towns we were rolling through.
When Amtrak dropped us off in Albuquerque we had a brief layover before we hopped on the Rail Runner to Santa Fe. So we hopped a ride to Old Town ABQ where Z showed me some of his favourite pottery…

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