The most amazing train trip through the southern Rocky's. Gorgeous bush land through 1850's gold country. Still snow on the mountains this time of year. Man we are so grateful that we took this train trip, Only 6 hours into the trip and the landscapes have been amazing.
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These trains are extremely spacious. Huge leg room and seats will swivel to allow panoramic viewing of the landscapes. Fully reclining with leg supports etc. Wow this is certainly going to be an exciting trip.
In Emeryville, the San Francisco AMTRAK station departure point. Getting ready for the train trip.
It was a long drive through the night from Las Vegas to San Francisco and as I had done all the driving up to this point I was totally exhausted. Thanfully Sue was ok to drive on the wrong side and she drove the vast majority of the way through the night. I took over again once we came close to San Francisco and the traffic started to get heavier. After checking in to our hotel we headed off into the heart of the city for breakfast at Lori's Diner in the heart...
Nowhere but LA, specifically the famous Venice Beach, CA. would one find a $40 medical certificate for permission to smoke marijuana on medical grounds. A little bit disappointing after what you see in the movies, but once the crowds arrived it looked pretty good. Check out all Bec' s photos in the Venice Beach album.