Archive for March, 2012


Amtrak for the Holidays, Part 3

March 22, 2012

After keeping all the people in Tubespace in suspense for the better part of two months, I am finally ready to finish my Amtrak trilogy.  Unfortunately, this post is less The Return of the King and more The NeverEnding Story III: Escape from Fantasia, in that it’s kind of a letdown compared to what came before it.  Parts 1 and 2 covered the 50+ hour trips from LA to Chicago and Chicago to San Fransisco, respectively.  This post will cover the 13 hour trip from SanFran back to LA.  Here’s the thing.  Before starting my Amtrak excursion, a 13 hour train ride would have been an untested adventure.  However, being that it was the smallest part of a much larger whole, it was instead almost entirely blasé.  Really, it felt like a kind of longish commute.

Some morning train-side scenery.

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