Author Archives: Craig Mashburn

Toronto

We started the day on the subway again heading downtown. Then to the aquarium. We found him. Then a quick lunch and then we stopped by the railroad museum. Then on the subway again to go a little ways north where we went to Casa Loma castle. We had a final ride in the subway … Continue reading »

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Niagara Falls

We started the morning EARLY. Leaving the hotel before 6:00. We swung by McDonalds since the hotel was not serving breakfast yet. We went back to the subway for the long ride in to downtown. At Union station we boarded a Via train (think Canada’s version of Amtrak) for a two hour ride to Niagara … Continue reading »

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O Canada

We had a slow start today. Took it slow cause we were not in a hurry. We checked out of hotel number two and hit the road towards Toronto. We went through a tunnel under the river. Then went through 20 questions with Canada officials and we were officially out of the country. The drive … Continue reading »

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The Henry Ford

After a quick breakfast at the hotel, we drove to The Henry Ford museum. We first went and took the Ford Rouge factory tour where they build F150’s.  Then back to the museum.? For my good friends… The car Kennedy was asassinated in… The bus Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat. Michael is … Continue reading »

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Arriving Dearborn

Our train got in to Dearborn at 11:50pm. We walked next door to our hotel and went to bed. We took the morning slow to catch up on sleep, but I did go at 8:30 to get our rental car.  We checked out of that hotel at 11:30, got some lunch and then headed to … Continue reading »

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Amtrak Day Two

We got up at 6:30 and went to breakfast. We all had the Railroad French Toast which was good.  Shortly after breakfast, we made a long stop in St. Louis.  Arch outside my window… After St. Louis, we all went back to bed! We then woke up and went back to the dining car for … Continue reading »

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Start of Trip – Amtrak

Our good friend Caroline dropped us off at the Fort Worth station around 12:45. Our train was right on time arriving at 1:50. We boarded and settled in to our rooms across the hall from each other. We enjoyed the views and the boys and I played cards until dinner at 6:00. We had steak … Continue reading »

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2017 Vacation Schedule

Once again the Mashburn family is making a trek across this country and even into another country. This year will not be as fast paced as in the past. This year will have plenty of things to see and do, but also time to relax and rest. As always, we are taking a train. Here … Continue reading »

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2017 Mashburn Vacation Preview

   

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Hawaii Video

Here is a video Michael made over the course of our trip…

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Day 10 – Hawaii Trip

We woke up early on the train to go have breakfast in the dining car… Michael and I stepped off the train in Gallup… Soon after lunch in the dining car, we arrived into Lamy, just about on time… Now, we just had the drive home. Except for the fact that our car would not … Continue reading »

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Day 9 – Hawaii Trip

Today was pretty simple. Got up, hotel shuttle to the Santa Fe depot in San Diego… Took a Surfliner train to Los Angeles… Waited for a couple of hours in LA and then boarded our final train, #4 Southwest Chief… We just had dinner and are now settling down for the night. This trip is … Continue reading »

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Day 8 – Hawaii Trip

Well, this was a pretty slow day vacation wise. We started by saying goodbye to our view… We went to the airport, returned the rental, and boarded our Hawaiian Airlines flight back to the mainland… Nice parting picture of the island… And Michael caught be dancing to some techno music on the plane.. Now we … Continue reading »

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Day 7 – Hawaii Trip

We did not have a lot planned for today. We started the day going to Manoa Falls. The hike was about 30 minutes each way and was a completely different environment than we had been in so far. It was jungle and while not hot, it was very humid. We then drove out for a … Continue reading »

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Day 6 – Hawaii Trip

We slept in a little later this morning. Then we stopped by the Kamehameha Statue that they show in Hawaii 5-0 all the time… Then we headed all the way to the opposite side of Oahu to the town of Laie. We first stopped of at Lanie Point… After a quick lunch, we drove by … Continue reading »

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Day 5 – Hawaii Trip

We started the day going to Diamond Head crater. Here is where we started… Then after some steep trails, some stairs, more trails, more stairs, a tunnel that I am sure did not have enough air in it, some more trails, some more stairs, then more stairs, then more stairs, we reached the top rim… … Continue reading »

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Day 4 – Hawaii Trip

The day started early cause it would take all day to see everything at Pearl Harbor… We started with a great tour of the USS Missouri… The spot where the surrender was signed… We also visited the USS Bowfin submarine… And the Pacific Aviation Museum… And the USS Arizona memorial. Here we are on the … Continue reading »

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Day 3 – Hawaii Trip

We started the morning with breakfast at the hotel in San Diego… Then we took the shuttle to the dreaded airport to get an airplane involved in this trip… Pretty soon we were on board and away we went… After a long 5 hours, we caught our first glimpse of where we were headed… After … Continue reading »

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