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Latest Gallery Update - August 22, 2016
Drove from Nashville to Carbondale, IL, and rode Amtrak's Saluki train from Carbondale to Mattoon, IL, and return August 17. While in Mattoon I ate breakfast at the Downtown Diner. I did this same trip in September 2015. Photos are gallery Amtrak Saluki Day Trip August 2016 in the Rail Trips Folder.
Traveled Via Rail and Amtrak trains to Toronto and Halifax, NS, in Canada and Albany, NY and New Orleans in USA. There are 16 photo galleries in sub folder Via Rail and Amtrak June 2016 Trip to Halifax, NS in the Folder Rail Trips.
Traveled on five trains on board seven nights from New Orleans to Seattle and return to Seattle. Traveled on Amtrak's City of New Orleans twice while traveling one trip each on Amtrak's Empire Builder, Coast Starlight, and California Zephyr. Stayed six nights in Seattle to check out the city and its sights and also to visit family and friends. There are eleven photo galleries Folder Rail Travel in sub folder Spring 2016 Amtrak Rail Adventure.
Traveled February 9-23 to Costa Rica to visit my friend Charlie Doggett in Atenas. I stayed most of the time at Charlie's home in Costa Rica making many day trips to experience Costa Rica. We did travel with a group to visit Tortuguero National Park on the Caribbean side and stayed at Laguna Lodge for three days, two nights. I have created a new folder Costa Rica and added 15 photos galleries to sub folder Costa Rica 2016 February 9-23.
I flew to New Orleans, LA. After a day in New Orleans I rode Amtrak's City of New Orleans to Chicago, IL. In Chicago I connected to Amtrak's California Zephyr traveling the full route through snowy Colorado and the Sierra Nevadas to Emeryville, CA. After a day in Emeryville and San Jose, CA, I flew back home to Nashville from San Francisco. There are seven photo galleries in the Sub Folder Amtrak Winter Adventure January 2016 in the Rail Travel Folder.
After returning home from my Amtrak Winter Adventure Nashville and my home were blessed with a six inch snowstorm. Photos of scenes from my home in Grassland Community of Franklin, TN, are in gallery January 22, 2016, Six Inch Snowstorm in the About Me Folder.
Traveled to Carbondale, IL, to ride Amtrak's Saluki and Illini trains from Carbondale to Mattoon, IL, October 5, and to Chicago October 6. Photos are in two galleries in sub Folder 2015 Amtrak Illinois Trains Trip October.
New ABOUT ME Galleries July/September 2015 - Jefferson City, Tennessee; Northwest Louisiana, and Starkville, Mississippi
Added three new galleries to the About Me folder:
1. July 2015 - Visit to Hasha's in Jefferson City, TN - Visited Cristy and Eric Hasha part ofmy adopted Tennessee family. Enjoyed going to Knoxville Zoo and to the Apple Barn in Pigeon Forge, TN.
2. Louisiana Trip to Visit Family - July 2015 - Visited my Louisiana family in Northwest Louisiana July 16-28. Good fun family time together.
3. September 2015 Visit to Kellie at MSU in Starkville, MS - Traveled on Natchez Trace from Franklin to Starkville to spend weekend at MSU with my great niece Kellie and to attend the LSU at MSU football game.
May 23 to June 6 I visited four cities New Orleans, LA; Glenwood Springs, CO; Emeryville/San Francisco, CA; and Denver, CO traveling on Amtrak's City of New Orleans and California Zephyr. I have added 12 photo galleries in the Amtrak Adventure May 2015 sub folder in the Rail Travel Folder.
I drove from Nashville to Champaign, IL, and Galesburg, IL, April 26 to May 2, 2015, to watch and ride Amtrak train activity plus visit the Galesburg Railroad Museum. While in Illinois, I took two Amtrak train rides: 1) Amtrak's Illinois Zephyr from Galesburg to Kewanee and return and 2) Amtrak's Illini/Saluki trains from Champaign to Chicago and return. I have added 4 photo galleries in the April 2015 Galesburg, IL Road Trip sub folder in the Rail Travel Folder.
I returned to Honolulu, Hawaii, for a two week visit March 11-26. This visit was all about "hanging loose" relaxing and visits with friends from Hawaii and Australia. I stayed in the Rainbow Tower at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. I have added 12 photo galleries in the Hawaii March 2015 sub folder in the Hawaii Folder.
Traveled Amtrak's California Zephyr Emeryville, CA, to Chicago, IL through Denver and the snowy Colorado Rocky Mountains. After a few hours in Chicago, I then rode Amtrak's City of New Orleans to New Orleans, LA. I've crated eight photo galleries in sub folder 2015 Amtrak Winter Rail Trip January in Folder Rail Travel.