California Amtrak Zephyr trip

Better late than never::::this was the first chance I had internet….


Today is Monday morning and I waited patiently behind the yellow line for the Amtrak California Zephyr train to roll into the station in Emeryville, CA. Once it stopped, the Amtrak hostess directed us (Mark, Tara and me) to the Sleeper Car and we found our reserved berth. We set our suitcases inside and giggled! The room is wonderful: it’s equipped with beds for all three of us, a sink and a shower/toilet combo. Not five minutes later a beautiful young woman came in, introducing herself as Chantey, our cabin attendant. She prepares our beds and does “whatever we need to further enjoy our journey.” Wow!


Tara, Mark and I found our way to the Observation car and sat in a sofa + chair section.  From the cushy seats, we have seen eight California cities and three Nevada cities, as of this writing.

We’ve passed thru über tall trees, rushing rivers, flat desert vistas and vast flat land that resembles Mars. The sunset is beautiful especially with the sound of the train whistle outside!


Our dinner reservations are at 7:30pm, so we push open the doors between train cars back to the Dining Car, where Reggie will serve us the best meals Amtrak offers.


I am totally loving this journey. We are together; we are safe & silly; we are seeing the beautiful America.


How was your Monday?




Published by AlohaDenise

I love my family and friends, meeting new people, travel, food (Gluten-Free, please), and laughing. My mantra is HAVE FUN EVERYDAY. I am grateful, blessed and adventurous. I like to do NDBs (never done before.) I love to share my FUN life.

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