(This is the third post in a series about a cross- country train trip we recently completed)
(Click here to go to my Galleries for full-sized images, the ones below are thumbnails)
Second leg: overnight from Washington, DC to Chicago
Third leg: 52 hours scheduled, that turned into 54 hours, from Chicago through Denver, Salt Lake City and Reno to Emeryville, CA just outside of San Francisco
Side note: once we passed through Denver the scenery changed from tedious to everything it was advertised as: awesome. Mountains, snow storms, amazing views, the feeling of being in a middle-of-nowhere's wilderness. All from the <relative> comfort of a sleeper car with a dining car and observation car to hang out in. Despite the inefficiencies of Amtrak and the feeling of traveling in a less- than- first- world, modern conveyance, the views outside the windows were spectacular and more than made up for any minor inconveniences.
More to follow...
December 5-7, 2017