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.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, what beautiful photos!

Linda

Anonymous said...

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

--David

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!