Monday, May 12, 2014
Amtrak to Santa Barbara
This morning a taxi picks me up at my Guavas Garden apartment and brings me to the San Diego Trolley Station on the Orange Line in La Mesa. The last station of the Orange Line is only a few steps from the Amtrak train's "San" station. My train pulls out of the San station around 9:30am.
I am going north to Santa Barbara for a couple of days to visit with Uncle Seymour and Aunt Shirley! This is a 5+ hour train trip vs a 3.5 hour car trip. But I don't have to drive! Pretty neat, huh?
5:45am - Walking to Trolley
After looking closely at the Google Map, I decided to walk to the La Mesa Blvd Trolley Station! This station is only 7/10 of a mile from Guavas Gardens. Why take a taxi?
Kaiser wants me to walk at a minimum of 1/2 hour daily. And this walk to the La Mesa Blvd Trolley Station should only take me 15 minutes.
9:25am - Exactly on time!
Train #769, Pacific Surfliner just pulled out - exactly on time. I've got a great seat that has 120 volt AC electric power. And a really good WiFi connection too. What more could I want?
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Posted by Tioga George at 5/12/2014 02:41:00 AM