Welcome to my horse blog, Desert Horses. We live in the desert southwest, near Palm Springs, CA, but board our horses up in our local mountains where it is cooler in the summer. I have 5 horses, all rescues. Here is the ranch up the mountains where the horses stay, January 2015. That's Scout in the arena.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Vacation day 1~Tehachapi Train Loop~That's My World 062011
We headed out from the desert over the Cajon Pass last Saturday. School was out Friday at 12:30, but I had to check out and that meant my principal had to come do the "white glove test" in my classroom. After I passed inspection, I ran to my car, like my third graders ran out of my classroom for the last time this year! WHOOPIE! Freedom! We got to Kramer Junction and I decided to head up through Tehachapi, hoping to see a train go through the Tehachapi loop. First we saw all the windmills and then I saw the sign for the loop. We pulled off the road and it wound back into the hills for about 3 miles. Finally, we saw the loop and several other cars had pulled over. I'd heard a train on the tracks along the way and it slowed down as it approached the loop. I slowly read the sign out it and was amazed to see the train wind around the loop, like a giant snake. There were 3 engines on the front, 3 in the middle, and 3 more on the end. It slowly chugged around the loop and I wanted to stay and watch another one, but hubby was anxious to get back on the road. I'm glad we finally had this opportunity to see the loop. Hubby's father and grandfather were both railroad men back in Pennsylvania and he was also interested to see it. I cannot count the times we have passed this and never stopped. If you are in Tehachapi, take 15 minutes, follow the road signs, and hopefully see a train take the loop! That's My World for Tuesday, June 20, 2011. To view other worlds, please go to: http://showyourworld.blogspot.com/