ALABAMA CHANIN – AMTRAK: ALABAMA TO SAN FRANCISCO

AMTRAK: ALABAMA TO SAN FRANCISCO

A few notes from the road:

We packed way too much. One suitcase and a favorite pillow would have done.

We haven’t taken nearly enough pictures to describe the magnificent journey this has been.

Snacks are good.

Rain from a train is very beautiful.

Tunnels can be a little dark and scary.

Origami makes people happy.

The absence of cell phone service and Wi-Fi can be a blessing.

There is a beautiful juxtaposition of rugged industrial and breathtaking scenery to be found along railroad tracks (and sometimes side-by-side).

Great satisfaction can be found in just sitting still.
xoNatalie and Maggie

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  1. Rebecca West

    Oh Natalie!

    I love to travel by train. We did what you are doing from Memphis to Albuquerque a few years ago. It was epic. You should come on up to Portland!

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  2. mindy

    so glad your trip is wonderful. you brought your little espresso machine with you? mine weighs 70 pounds, or I would take mine everywhere, too! #kindredspirit

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  3. Noel

    Beautiful photos! Wonderful journal! People need to ride trains. There is nothing comparable to the journey.

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  4. Kim W.

    Beautiful scenery gliding by plus espresso minus WiFi equals heaven!! This gives me joy and reminds me of traveling from Philly to Kansas City with my grandmother back in the 80’s. Miss those days…

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  5. Angela

    It looks incredible. I make an annual trek from a Chicago to Seattle every year, and I want to do it by train, but I have never made the time. You are tempting me. I do have an upcoming train trip I am excited about: Oslo to Bergen, Norway. Only 6.5 hours, but they should be gorgeous hours! Happy travels!

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