on the Amtrak #5
￼It will take about two full days to travel across the county. According to Amtrak our sights will include
- Rocky Mountains
- Sierra Nevadas
- Moffat Tunnel
- Colorado’s Gore, Byers and Glenwood Canyons
- Winter Park
- Truckee River
- Donner Lake
- San Pablo Bay and the Carquinez Strait
What is more, some of it will actually happen during the day. Please note, there is absolutely no discussion about the fascinating views of Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska or Kansas.
I haven’t done this route before. Dani (Daughter #2) is not enthused, she doesn’t like spending time in transit. Alex (SIL) more so – the train journey was his choice rather than flying as it is a much better way introduction to “West of the Mississippi.”
Unlike the Eastern Seaboard runs, the best that I am going to be able to get is occasional phone coverage and wifi in a couple of stations with major stops (Denver?). This is by way of explaining why you won’t hear much from me till Wed evening.