Well we have crossed the Rockies and what a change of scenery. We could be traveling through parts of northern NSW. We are now 5 hours from Chicago, running about an hour behind schedule and hope to make it in time to pick up our car.
2012 USA College Trip
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We have claimed to a height of 9000ft and crossed the Rocky Mountains. There been snow on some of the peaks. We have followed the Colorado, seen rafters (some rafters mooned us), & ski resorts. Beautiful scenery. We are descending to Denver.
Well we are running late by a hour & half, signal failure in the middle of nowhere! Luckily for us it isn't far from Winnemucca, which is an Amtrak change over. hopefully we will make our car rental pickup in Chicago.
Day 2 on the California Zepher. So far we have traveled through California, Nevada, Utah & are presently in Colorado. The secretly is do diverse and utterly spectacular. Everything from deserts & bare mountains to rivers and gorges. The scenery can changed so quickly. Traveling by train is very comfortable, plenty of leg room, reclining seats. The dining room has great food & you can purchase snacks & coffee from the snack bar. There is an observa...
Spent the day on the hop on hop off bus. Got to see all the sights and take some photos. I love the Victorian terraces, the styles and colours make it so interesting. Had dinner at Fisherman's Wharf, boy has that changed since I was here last. Spent a very boring couple of hours in a Laundromat. Glad we didn't leave while the washing was doing, a couple of guys came in to see what clothes they could find! So many sleeping on the streets a side of life we don't...