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North America » United States » California » Sacramento July 12th 2020

For the last 7 or 8 years, I have been a loyal and supportive Amtrak passenger. In preparation for my Trans Siberian Railway trip across Russia, I started taking Amtrak trips as a "training" trip. My first was a trip from Seattle to San Francisco, and the second was the "California Zephyr" from Chicago to San Francisco. Both were pleasant trips, with the Coast Starlight a particularly special trip, for several reasons. One was the beautiful scenery en route, and two was the wine tasting sessions in the club car. I won't mention the sexy passenger who sneaked into my roomette in the middle of the night! And you will definitely not see a sunset like this on an airplane! The Zephyr trip was also quite insightful. The amount of interaction among passengers adds to the ... read more
Trans Siberian Railway, 2014
Beautiful sunsets on Amtrak

North America » United States » California » Sacramento August 25th 2019

We are packing up and preparing to leave on another great adventure. I've always wanted to see Eastern Canada where it meets the Atlantic Ocean. We leave on Tuesday for a 5 week trip. I'll try to send out blogs regularly, hopefully with lots of great pics.... read more

North America » United States » California » Sacramento December 2nd 2018

We got up this morning after a glorious sleep. We got to sleep in late. We had breakfast and finished our packing. I went for a nice 2 mile walk and we caught our shuttle to the airport. Ok here is the flight list. 3:30 PM, we left Queenstown and headed northwest to Sydney, Australia. Flight length 3 hours. Then we boarded a flight south to Melbourne. Flight length 2 hours. Then we boarded a flight to San Francisco. Flight length 13 hours. Then we had a 4 hour layover in San Francisco. Then on to a plane to Sacramento. Flight length 30 minutes. Then a cab home. We arrived at home at 1:00 AM on Dec. 2nd. We were dead tired. We locked the front door, dropped out of our clothes and went straight to ... read more

Bikes lined up ready to ride.... read more

Dagny was in fresh fruit heaven. Strawberries, oranges, and blueberries! We had a great visit with James Sr and Lois. It was very difficult to say goodbye. ... read more

North America » United States » California » Sacramento September 21st 2017

8:00am Lyft to 9:00am train to 10:30 BART to 3:00 plane.... good thing adrenaline is with us ! Left 2 sad puppies and 2 sad grandchildren behind . A short 24-27 hours from now we will be having our first glass of wine in Bologna. Doesn't feel like vacation yet since Bill is still working...... read more

North America » United States » California » Sacramento October 28th 2016

Geo: 38.6955, -121.593... read more

North America » United States » California » Sacramento October 23rd 2016

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North America » United States » California » Sacramento August 6th 2015

It's 10.10 on 5th August. We've now arrived at our final destination - Los Angeles, and in this blog I will write about how we got from San Francisco. We got up at the usual time on Friday morning, as we needed to be checked out by 10. I went down for breakfast, showered and packed up my last few things. From there we made the long walk from the hostel, down 5th, to the bus station. Normally this would have been a pleasant 20 minute walk through the city, but laden with bulging backpacks, redundant coats and, of course, Rosie's suitcase, the walk was a little more of a challenge. We made it, however, and at length found our Megabus heading for Sacramento. This particular bus company only does shorter trips so is without some ... read more

We took a ten day road trip to Sacramento, California this month to help a good friend celebrate his graduation from law school. We drove over Stevens Pass Thursday morning, through the small town of Thorpe to visit and old mill (We have the excellent A Road History of Washington to lead us to interesting side trips...). Once in Oregon, we stumbled on the near ghost town of Chaniko, and also made a stop at the spectacular Ogden Scenic Wayside near Redmond. (We also have A Roadside History of Oregon....) We then over-nighted in Bend, Oregon, right on the Deshutes River, and continued south on Friday to Sacramento. The graduation was Saturday afternoon, and it was followed by a tour of the McGeorge School of Law campus (part of University of the Pacific) and then a ... read more
Old mill in Thorpe, WA
Thorpe Mill
Restored gas station near Ellensburg

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