Thursday, May 20, 2010

2004 Train Trip – Part 16 – 11/7/04

We skipped breakfast and woke up and I went to the parlor car to finish my book.  Brenda got ready and then fell back asleep on the couch in the room.  We ate lunch with a couple from Anchorage, Alaska, who were very nice as we went through the wine country.   

When we got to the sea, which would have been around Surf Beach, it was getting dark, and we got into a conversation with a returned commercial airline pilot.  We had also been talking separately with an air traffic controller.  So we introduced them and they had plenty to talk about in their professional lingo; matchmaking of a different sort.

As we left the Santa Barbara station, the train got really quiet.  Alexis, our parlor car attendant, started cleaning up.  Brenda and I took the Red Line from Los Angeles’ Union Station to North Hollywood, and we then grabbed a taxi back home to Burbank.  It was a fun trip!