My first ever blog post from the railway, how very exciting!! I'm currently on the Amtrak Coast Starlight run from Los Angeles to Seattle, heading home. If there are no delays, the trip will take 36 wonderful hours. Thank God for the sleeping car and wifi! And of course the free wine tastings are lovely too! I love traveling by train, it so much more of a relaxed and humane way to travel.
Flying used to be enjoyable, but over the years it has become a very unpleasant means to an end, trading quick passage for being treated poorly. Traveling by rail offers the opportunity to slow down and actually enjoy the journey in style.
Part of the enjoyment of train travel is seeing the delightful historic train stations. Los Angeles Union Station is gorgeous!
Los Angeles Union Station
Old ticketing room
Current waiting room
Old restaurant entrance
Inside the old restaurant
I’ve been away from the cats now for 5 days, which feels like forever. Having the pet-camera allows me to keep an eye on them from afar, which is a mixed blessing. It is fun to see them in their natural habitat and it makes me miss them all the more.
View from the pet-camera: Nahum hanging out on the table.
I am eager to be reunited with my furry family but meanwhile, I'll be enjoying the train ride!