Hello, Chicago! My kind of town.
Viewing fall-colored aspens in Loveland Pass.
My view from the Boulder Public Library’s front lawn, where it feels about seventy degrees in the shade. I am lying in the grass as a creek babbles behind me, and no other appreciable noise surrounds me. My life’s stresses are three states and two weeks away. People said I would love Boulder, but no…
Stephanie, our sleeper car attendant, has performed this role for Amtrak for twenty-six years. Hospitality is tricky: You must be attentive without being clingy, cheerful but not obnoxiously so. Stephanie nailed it. Her silly sense of humor endeared her to me, and she won me over by keeping her announcements to a minimum. Last night,…
Pretty Colorado, from the Sightseeing Car.
Fiery Winnemucca Sunset, and Ghost of a Man
Mid-Nowhere Rainbow, As Seen From Train
Vacation has officially begun! Oakland tonight, Denver next week, Chicago the following week … and Amtrak train travel in between! Can’t wait to see some awesome friends and spectacular scenery. Rockridge or bust!
Let’s go, Giants!