Posts tagged Amtrak
Posts tagged Amtrak
Riding Amtrak’s Coast Starlight to Los Angeles from Seattle is a relaxing two day trip except for the urge to capture it all on video.
Departed Seattle, Monday morning at 9:30a, and arrived Los Angeles Tuesday evening at 8:46p — 15 minutes early!
Amtrak ticket stubs of my just completed trip.
You don’t get tickets to ride on an airplane anymore. KG and I flew to Seattle from San Diego, Saturday afternoon (2/11), on two pieces of paper we printed at home.
It is nice to be home. I missed my work station with its two screens, which makes editing this weblog so much easier than using the iPad and hotel business centers.
Job one was to put the entries into chronological order.
Since returning, I have edited the movies from Beale Street: the Wired! Band, whose participation triggered my trip, and who went on to win First Place in the group completion! Spoons and Abel and Pristine were two favorites from a random sampling of the quarter-final performances on February 1 and 2.
Follow this link to a video mix of the parade in New Orleans.
I have fleshed out the posts about the people I met through the community seating style of the Amtrak dinning cars; and, added google maps to clips of places captured in passing from the moving train.
No Water in Car 103
Somewhere on our way to Yuma, Arizona, I was capturing fields of large rectangular blocks of harvested cotton (according to John), when it was announced that Car 103 had run out of water and the rest rooms would be closed! Give it a listen in official Amtrak speak, (that’s John at the table).
Lake Amistad, Texas — sunset Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Tracking the sunset into Texas
Crossing Lake Charles, Louisiana
On the Huey P. Long Bridge, Monday, February 6, 2012
Video includes dinning car welcome and how to make reservations for lunch.
Coming into New Orleans, February 3, 2012
The tracks run alongside Interstate 10 on the west side of Lake Pontchartrain into downtown New Orleans. Just read that it’s not really a lake but an estuary. Whatever, it’s big. Passing through it seemed endless; but end it did in a maze of freeway ramps. Note the dome, as in super — the epicenter of the Katrina news stories — in the background.
Taking a shower in an Amtrak sleeping car
Posted as a public service and for Sharon who wanted to know if was going to take a shower durning the 44 hour trip from Everett to Chicago?
Boarding the Empire Builder in Everett, Washington
Disclaimer: Not only did Rosen buy me a martini before catching the train; but also, he gave me a beautiful Watermark fountain pen! Wonder no longer why I was giddy.