2010 – San Diego

Day 7 and 8

We started Friday off by going to Cabrillo National Park. It is on the tip of a peninsula with the Pacific Ocean on one side and the bay on the other. There is an old lighthouse there… Also some great views and some Navy ships coming into port. Around on the Pacific side we went … Continue reading »

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Leaving San Diego

We are at the Santa Fe Depot getting ready to board our first train, a Surfliner.

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Day 6

We headed off this morning and parked the car at Qualcomm Stadium (where the Chargers play) and got on the trolley. We rode it down the the Santa Fe station (this is also the station Amtrak uses). We walked a couple of blocks to the USS Midway and spent a couple of hours checking it … Continue reading »

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Day 5

We started the day going to the Flying Leathernecks Museum. For those who did not know, leatherneck is slang for a marine. So it is a Marine Aviation Museum. It is right on the edge if Miramar (you know, Top Gun). Unfortunately, no going on military bases anymore so we could not tour Miramar or … Continue reading »

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Day 4

The day started early cause my iPhone sitting next to my bed kept vibrating. Finally I grabbed to look at it and it was vibrating every time someone wished me a happy birthday on Facebook. Thanks everyone! Course, the next time I am on the West coast on my birthday, could I request everyone to … Continue reading »

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Day 3

Today was pretty straightforward and simple… SeaWorld Shark Tank Beluga Whales The boys decided to end the day getting wet on a ride. Before getting wet… After getting wet… SeaWorld was very cool. Great place to spend a day and plenty to do. Course, food prices are crazy high as well as everything else they … Continue reading »

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Day 2

Everyone got some sleep on the train Saturday night. I slept pretty good. Probably the best I have ever slept the first night of a train trip (usually don’t sleep cause I don’t want to miss anything). We all got up before 6:00 (we will still on Central time). We went to breakfast at 6:30. … Continue reading »

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Day 1

Here is a wrap-up up Saturday… Due to tracks being washed out near Las Vegas, NV, Amtrak’s trains (#3 & #4) Southwest Chief could not get through. There solution is to stop the Eastbound train in Albuquerque and bus all passengers East to La Junta, CO. They then turned the Eastbound train around and it … Continue reading »

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San Diego!

We made it and are at the zoo right now.

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LA

WW got to LA around 11:00am. Our late arrival caused us to miss our connection so they have put us on a later train. We will be on it for an hour then a bus for the final hour.

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