Trains

6 Favorite Travel Planning Resources

March 11, 2014

I was asked to share travel planning strategies with a group of sixth graders who are tasked with planning a major trip to Europe as a class project. We use many resources for our travel planning, so Mr. Jones and I discussed which are the simplest, go-to websites that we use for travel planning. We […]

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Photo Friday: Scenic Wonder Viewed From Amtrak’s California Zephyr

August 2, 2013

The scenic views from the Sightseer Lounge on Amtrak’s California Zephyr between Denver, Colorado and Emeryville, California, said to be one of the most scenic train routes in the United States.   What a view!   What a way to enjoy non-stop scenic views of the western United States, while relaxing in the popular domed […]

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Photo Friday: The Colors of Summer

August 17, 2012

School has started and summer is fading fast.  Despite the heat, summer 2012 has offered us many colorful memories.  1. Roller coasters — lots of roller coasters — with our niece Justina in A 10-Year-Old Rates the Rides at Worlds of Fun.   2. Colorful seats in the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. Take a […]

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Photo Friday: the Countryside View from Amtrak’s California Zephyr

July 13, 2012

  The Most Scenic Route Between Denver and San Francisco   Meandering rivers, towering mountain peaks and rugged wilderness areas lie on the route of Amtrak’s California Zephyr train as it travels between Denver and Emeryville, California, where passengers are transferred by bus across the Bay to San Francisco.    This train route follows the […]

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