Dec 27. Day 4. Utah to Emeryville.
Good morning. We’re at the last leg of this journey. Somewhere past Salt Lake City to Emeryville, California. Breakfast today would be in the cabin, as Jackie preferred to catch on some extra hour of sleep. I finished the egg omelette plus pancakes, while Jackie had the bacon. Nice meal to start the day.
This would be the most scenic leg of the journey, with more snow capped canyons and valleys ahead. Also ahead is the well known
Donners Pass (follow the link to get the story).
We spent the whole morning in the sightseer lounge enjoying the views. We played cards to kill some idle times. I would be writing these entries offline on my smartphone, publishing them when cell signal becomes available. Besides the canyons and valleys, the train also passed by several small towns, scenic in their own ways.
Lunch would be the last meal on this trip. We were joined by an elderly couple who were coming back to San Francisco from a visit to their children and grandchildren in Truckee, CA.
We saw the end of snow covered lands when we hit Colfax, CA, almost finished with our lunch at this time. By the time we hit Sacramento, CA, the views outside became more of a regular city train trip. Jackie and I spent the rest of trip in the cabin, biding time playing more cards and having more personal small talks. The train was about an hour late getting to its final destination – Emeryville.
We reached Emeryville past 5:30PM. Dennis unloaded our luggage, and bid goodbye. A wonderful cabin attendant he has been.
We took an Uber ride from Emeryville to downtown San Francisco. This would be the end of the 4-day train journey, but not the end of the adventure. We have a new city to explore, Jackie and I. This will be another story. Till next time. Goodnight.