2 weeks ago
Thursday, April 20, 2006
My Baby kidnapped me over the weekend. It was glorious -
We went to the train station in Martinez - supposedly for a short jaunt up to Sacramento, and have breakfast on the train.
The rain was soggy, and there was lots of flooding out the window as we went across the valley toward the capitol.
Lots of lush green grass everywhere, covering the rolling hills and fields.
In Sacramento, we (surprise) didn't get off... stayed in our very private sleeper compartment and then had a lovely late lunch on elegantly draped white tables in the diner car.
Passing through the lower mining towns near Auburn, Colfax had quaint buildings.
We climbed the sierra foothills, and it began to snow. Emmigrants Pass was a snowy wonderland, and the train just smoothly glided by on it's rails.
I'll spare you all of the gory details of our trip home from Reno... let it suffice to say that we ended up on an Amtrack bus at 4 A.M the next morning, breaking down several times in the deep snow with chains on the bus. Our driver was the best - as good as any train engineer, and got us back safe and sound. My Bear gives me the greatest adventures I've ever had :-D