Monday, September 29, 2008

7AM - Heading south.
This morning, my son David is driving me to the Amtrak station in Martinez, California. My feelings are mixed, because I love to stay here at David's home, and I also love to travel.

The Amtrak train will take me to Santa Barbara, California where I will stay at Uncle Seymour and Aunt Shirley's home for a few days.

A new way to travel.
There is another thing that I would like to share with you. It is the realization that I now understand a new way of traveling to visit with my family in California. In the past, I've driven MsTioga here to California. Such a trip takes a lot of time and is costly. However, by flying to California, I'm able to get here in only a few hours. And the trip is not expensive!
  • Mexican Airlines - $327.
  • Santa Barbara Airbus - $44.
  • Amtrak train - $42.
That's only $413 for transportation costs! MsTioga gets about 8 miles/gallon. So MsTioga would be able travel only about 1,100 miles for $413. This realization blows my mind!


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