This place kinda reminds me of Union Station in Los Angeles. Very high vaulted ceilings in both stations. Sort of a 1930s look.
Santa Fe Depot - San Diego
You may board early, Sir!
8:20am - Ten minutes to departure time. A lot of passengers are waiting in the coach class line. A few in the business class line.
An Amtrak lady approached me. "You may board early, Sir!", she told me. Aren't these lovely words to hear?
I was instructed to put Mariner in the front car and I would find a bicycle rack there. Perfect!
Upstairs in that same car with Mariner, is the business class section. Double perfect with sugar on it! :)
Interesting note: Mariner with her new and larger battery weighs in at about 50 lbs. She was a bit of a struggle for me to heft up the two steep stairs in the trolley. However, the floor of the Amtrak train is level with the platform. A snap to board with Mariner!
Along the Pacific Coast
Amtrak's Pacific Surfliner travels near the coast. Sometimes, right near the beach!
View from an Amtrak Surfliner window
When MsTioga and I traveled together, every single time that I arrived at Encinitas, California, I spent a couple of days at the splendid creation of Paramahansa Yogananda.
My good friend, Pete Olson studied and lived here for some years. That experience changed Pete into the soul that he is today!
Pete! This one's for you!