Thursday, December 20, 2007

The California Zephyr

The Zephyr is a train that runs every day from Emeryville, Calif. to Chicago. The ride takes three days and two nights. With a bit of extra time on my hands, I decided to embark on the $127 (with my AAA discount) adventure. I met interesting people, ate really bad food and saw some of the most spectacular scenery. A Japanese tourist who I met on the trip said it best: "I took the train because I wanted to see how big America really is."

The Sierra Nevadas in Northern California.

The Rockies in Colorado.

Even Iowa looked gorgeous from the train.


Anonymous said...

Wow, what beautiful photos!


Anonymous said...

Who wouldn't love to see the country that way? Great photos.


P.S. Yeah, AAA!

Margie in Oakland said...

Those pictures are beautiful! I want to go on a train. What a great experience! AAA is such a great thing.

Jessie said...

That looks gorgeous!