Monday, July 11, 2011

Her journey begins...

My mother visited me from Michigan last week and took a train across the country! It was something she'd always wanted to do and finally got to check off her bucket list. Before landing in LA, she visited with a childhood friend in Trinidad, Colorado for a few days. The country atmosphere of farms and fauna was quite different than the palm trees and power lines she would soon see here! Have you ever gone on a train trip like this?


  1. wow!! what a cool idea!!! matt and i keep talking about how we want to do a road trip across the u.s. but neither of us wants to commit to driving that long. a train is such a good idea, i love train trips!

    we took a train trip from one end of italy to the other. it's not exactly the same distance of course.. but still! =P

    are those shots your mom got? they rock!

  2. AaaaaW!!! the place was soooo great!!! vice view! :)

  3. Oooh... I love the idea of taking a train across the US! I have traveled throughout Europe in trains, but never in the US (assuming you don't count Long Island to NYC). Honestly, I have no idea of the routes they take or anything... so I am going to have to look into it!

    LOVE the photos!

  4. Wow, that must have been quite a train ride! I would really like to do that trip by car!
    I love the pictures!

  5. It's awesome that your mom did that! That's definitely quite a trip she took.

    My husband and I took the Chunnel from Paris to London, then another train from Rome to Paris. I think everyone should take a long train ride at least once in your life. You get to see parts and places that you just can't get to by car, and easily bypass by plane. I'm sure your mom felt the same :)


  6. omg wow she is so adventurous! i wanna do something like this one day!

  7. wow, this sounds amazing. And I love love love the pictures of the liquor store and sunrise/sunset. Breathtaking.

  8. When I was a kid my mom and I went on a train trip to the Grand Canyon, and I remember a few other train rides as well but I don't know where we went. In Europe I took trains all over. I actually love train travel, it's very relaxing.

    Looks like a fun trip! I'm looking forward to more posts about your mom's visit.


  9. Your mom is a champ! Wonderful post I wish I was on that road trip sounded like major fun!


  10. This is so cool! I took the train from VA to Charleston, SC and it was a fun little trip. Not very long, but long enough to know I would love to do it again!

  11. Love this! That liquor store and gift shop bar, am I reading that right? It all looks adorable. All these amazing pictures, she's inspiring me to go on a big train trip!

  12. When my parents came to visit me in Texas they took a train too! It was something they had always wanted to do! I don't know how they did it because it was about 3 days...sheesh! More power to our parents!

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