All aboard

Amtrak passes a roadside store.
Amtrak passes a roadside store.

09-25-2009

I rode Amtrak to San Francisco to visit Kenny yesterday. It is a much better way to get to The City than driving. Instead of grinding it out in traffic, I was able to enjoy my coffee, read a book, listen to music, and watch the world pass by my window.

Carquniez Strat Bridges - new one on the left and old one on the right
Carquinez Strait Bridges - new one on the left and old one on the right

The train travels more or less along the Interstate 80 corridor and makes about three stops before Richmond. The Richmond station is a great place to jump on BART and finish the trip into San Francisco. 

ken lobby
Kenny sitting in the lobby of his apartment building.

We had a great day, grabbed some lunch, walked over to a nice park, stopped at Rogue for cold beer and had a crazy-packed-rush-hour-Muni-bus-ride back to the BART station.

A little girl is no match for a stubborn dog at Washington Square Park.
A little girl is no match for a stubborn dog at Washington Square Park.
A BART train streaks by as it leaves an underground station.
A BART train streaks by as it leaves an underground station.

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