2012 – San Francisco

Day 10

We got up early and went to have our final breakfast on the train. We all had our usual, Railroad French Toast! Everyone was still pretty tired after breakfast so back to our rooms to take it easy. We arrived into Albuquerque and hour early so we had quite a bit of time to kill … Continue reading »

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Day 9

We started the day early by dropping our bags at the train station. Then we rode the Metro to Hollywood. Jackie Chan’s Star After walking around for a while, we rode the Metro over to the Universal Citywalk for lunch and to look around. After checking that place out a while, it was time to … Continue reading »

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Day 8

The day started early for us. We had to pack up and leave town. While getting ready, we heard on the news that there was some police investigation of a shooting on the Eastbound Bay Bridge. That is exactly where we needed to go. After arriving at the San Francisco Amtrak station, we waited patiently … Continue reading »

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Return Trip Update

Well, our luck continues. The day we are to take a bus to Oakland to catch the train, problems. Shooting on the Bay Bridge has shut it down. We are now on an Amtrak bus going to San Jose to catch our train. Could be worse, but still a pain.

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Day 7

The day started on a Streetcar… Then went to an underground MUNI train… To get us to the San Francisco Zoo After returning back to the hotel area, we had a late lunch. Then we chilled out in the hotel room for a while. We were all pretty tired and some rest was welcomed. We … Continue reading »

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Day 6

We slept in a little to start the day. After a quick breakfast, off to the Exploratorium. We spent a good long time there. Lots to do. After grabbing a quick lunch, we chilled in the hotel room for a little bit. Then we hit BART to Oakland for an A’s game. The A’s pulled … Continue reading »

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Day 5

We started early this morning leaving our hotel at 7:45. San Francisco tip: Go to ride the cable cars EARLY. No lines! Then we went to the Maritime Historical Park. This one is for our good friends, the Nash’s… After that we explored Fisherman’s Wharf… We then ran back to the hotel for a few … Continue reading »

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Day 4

Wow, day four and we are still talking about trains. Is that a vacation or what? I woke up early because we gained another hour in Pacific time. We were all up by 6:30 where we again went to eat. Soon after breakfast we arrived in Reno where we stepped off for a few minutes. … Continue reading »

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Day 3

We started early again going to breakfast at 6:30. However, the dining car was packed with people who had found out they would be off the train at Denver. All of the stops between Denver and Salt Lake City would be missed by the train so they would be on buses. The trained stopped in … Continue reading »

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Day 2

We started the day early somewhere in Kansas. We went to breakfast at 6:30. French toast all around. Soon after breakfast we stopped in Kansas City where we got to step off the train for 20 or so minutes. After we reboarded, the boys and I went to the lounge and played Monopoly on the … Continue reading »

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