Day 7 and 8

Posted by on July 3, 2010

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…

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Also some great views and some Navy ships coming into port.

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Around on the Pacific side we went down by the water…

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We then grabbed some lunch at Fuddruckers and then headed to the train station. I dropped the family off and then went to return the rental car. I then hopped on a trolley back to the station to await our Surfliner train to Los Angeles.

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In a couple of hours we were at Los Angeles Union Station to wait to board the Southwest Chief back to Albuquerque. There was some big photo shoot going on. Someone said it was for a movie, but I don’t know.

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We boarded the Southwest Chief and got moved into our rooms. Soon after departure we went to dinner.

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After dinner, we were all pretty wiped so we turned down the beds and went to sleep.

Because of time zone shifts, my 6:00 alarm went off on my phone right before it shifted back to 5:00am. So I got up pretty early. Stephen was awake too so we stepped off in Flagstaff where it was really cold.

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We all went and grabbed some breakfast in the dining car at 6:30. Then chilled in our rooms. There were only a few stops between Flagstaff and Albuquerque. We took a little time to hand in the lounge car…

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Before we knew it, we were getting real close to Albuquerque. But not too close that we could not get one more meal in on the train. So we had a quick lunch as we approached Albuquerque.

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We arrived in Albuquerque, collected our checked bags and our car and headed back to Amarillo. We arrived in Amarillo around 6:30.

So, another vacation complete. It was a long time coming. Lots of planning and lots of changed plans. It was a good time and we hope we have the honor to travel again next year.

Until next time…

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3 Responses to Day 7 and 8

  1. Tammy

    I absolutely loved all the pictures. We have missed you guys, but know you had an amazing trip. See you in the morning!

  2. Nancy Johnson

    THE OCEAN—-I LOVE THE PICS OF THE OCEAN.
    Craig you loose weight and then try to move that rock!!!
    ENJOYED EVERY MINUTE!!!

    HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY TO ALL OF YOU!!!

  3. Bill Mashburn

    I really enjoyed traveling along with you. The pictures were terrific and I could tell you all were having a fun time. Your family is making great memories with all these cool train trips. Love you all!