Today we rode the Sandia Peak tram.
We waited in line for about 2 hours. We all thought it was worth it, but recommend looking into less busy times if you plan to go.
The great thing about standing in long lines is you get to meet and talk with people surrounding you. We met some great people today and really enjoyed conversations we had with them.
The price is what we consider a medium splurge. It is $25 per adult and $15 per child over age 5. A woman walked well into the line and asked our kids who their parents were. Tapestry pointed to me. The woman handed me two adult tickets and said they were tired of waiting and had decided to leave. We were so thankful! That was a $50 discount for us, plus our three youngest rode for free.
We loved walking around looking at the views from the top of the mountain.
And we all really enjoyed the ride on the tram.
We had an overall great day! We are exhausted and in bed early tonight. We plan to visit a local church tomorrow morning and rest tomorrow afternoon. On Monday we will be waking up in what we consider the middle of the night to head to the Balloon Fiesta!
Going up mountains and into valleys here in New Mexico has these lyrics playing on repeat in my head and in my heart:
On the mountains, I will bow my life
To the one who set me there
In the valley, I will lift my eyes to the one who sees me there
When I’m standing on the mountain aft, didn’t get there on my own
When I’m walking through the valley end, no I am not alone!
You’re God of the hills and valleys!
Hills and Valleys!
God of the hills and valleys
And I am not alone!