As the Verde Canyon Train snaked its way north through the valley from Clarkdale, hugging the canyon wall, I was definitely not in my seat! The vistas from the comfortable passenger cars are spectacular, but you can't look up.
Between the enclosed passenger cars on the Verde Canyon Railroad are open flat cars where amateur photographers such as I could look up to the canyon's rim to capture views unseen by the less adventurous.
It was cold the day after Christmas in the canyon! Inside the heated passenger cars, armchair travelers lounged in comfortable seats, looking out the windows, but enjoying only a small part of what the ride has to offer.
Not one of them looked up; from where they sat, there was no view in that direction--nothing to see.
Some took photos through the glass, and were satisfied. Others fell asleep, lulled by the click of the rails, the comfort of the car, and a glass of wine.
2010 is here, my friends. The real estate market has limitless opportunity if we'll just get ourselves out of our comfort zone. Look up and around!
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I'm Mike in Tucson, your preferred Tucson, AZ Mortgage lender.
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