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Win Mother’s Day Brunch Aboard the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad!

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**Contest closed. Congratulations to Mile High Papa John Czarnecki who won tickets for his wife!**

[photopress:riogrand.jpg,full,pp_image]To my beloved husband,

Forget the flowers for Mother’s Day. This mama wants to get thrown ON the train. See below.

Your Wife

Back by popular demand: families looking to forgo the traditional Mother’s Day gifts can treat mom to a moving feast, combined with unbelievable mountain scenery, on-board the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad.

The special “Throw Momma on the Train” excursion offers a new way to roll on Mother’s Day and get a sneak peek of the train’s five newly remodeled 1950s-era dome cars, offering panoramic views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, almost two weeks before the regular season begins.

Along with breathtaking views of the San Luis Valley, the outing includes a brunch buffet featuring a brunch buffet of Rio Grande Dark Roast coffee, juice, mimosas, fresh fruit, pastries, elegant frittata, spiral-cut honey glazed ham, potatoes au gratin, pasta salad and chocolate-dipped strawberries. Upon return at the depot, a special bouquet of flowers will be presented to all mothers.

On-board, the comfort and vintage styling of the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad sets a nostalgic tone as the train makes its way from the depot in Alamosa (237 miles southeast of Denver) and travels to the Fort Garland area. It’s a 2-hour round-trip ride, operating on the same standard gauge rails that were built more than 100 years ago to carry freight and passengers.

Designated the Scenic Line of the World, the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad offers families comfortable seating and panoramic views of area wildlife, sweeping mountain meadows, cliffs and canyons only accessible by the train.

We are thrilled to offer two tickets aboard the Rio Grande as a gift to you or your mother! To enter, simply email us at with “Throw mama on the train” in the subject line. Please include your mailing address. Contest deadline is May 2, 2009.

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