We Are On Our Way Home (Page Four)
Fred snaps a picture
The picture snaps back!
Mike, Steve, Meryalyce and Bob listen for the train!
"I've been shopping!"
John and Louise
Quotation To Remember: Mickey Mouse popped out of my mind onto a drawing pad 20 years ago on a train ride from Manhattan to Hollywood at a time when business fortunes of my brother Roy and myself were at lowest ebb and disaster seemed right around the corner. - Walt Disney
Who is that masked man??
This is what happy looks like
Allison and mom Annie
Gary... Our co-semi-official beer drinking champion!
"Do I have a story to tell? Duh!"
"Toot Toot - I am here now" - EMD F59PHI locomotives develop 3,200 horsepower
Did You Know? - The Pacific Surfliner is a 350-mile (560 km) passenger train operated by Amtrak, with funding from the California Department of Transportation as part of the Amtrak California network.
The Pacific Surfliner serves the communities on the coast of Southern California between San Diego and San Luis Obispo.
The service carried over 2.7 million passengers during fiscal year 2013, a 2.5% increase from FY2012. Total revenue during FY2013 was $62,576,548, an increase of 6.8% over FY2012. The Pacific Surfliner was Amtrak's third-busiest service, and the busiest outside the Northeast Corridor.
The Los Angeles-San Diego portion of the Pacific Surfliner route was once served by the Santa Fe Railway's San Diegan passenger trains until Amtrak took over operations. Initially there were three daily trips, but in 1976 the schedule was expanded.
In 1988 the service was extended to Santa Barbara, followed in 1995 with one trip a day going all the way to San Luis Obispo.
Hey! We recognize you
"We just got back from San Luis Obispo"
"Are you sure we have round trip tickets?"
We are ready to go!
Marion and Gary... Our "Beer-ologists"
Allison is ready for dinner and a relaxing ride home!
Annie is ready to ride the rails!
"Hurry train... I am having wine withdrawal symptoms!"
Nancy and Greg
Conductor Bill - Always a smile!
Mike has been carrying his wine all day!
The train leaves promptly at 4:40... Leaving two young people behind!
They were not in our group!
Bob is ready for dinner
Surprise! We are on time!
Greg has another story!
The beer apparently is working!
Chris and Allison
Robin and Bob!
"This is fun!"
"Hi guys! We love seeing you every year!"
The crew keeps us supplied with wine and drinks!
Sam takes notes for next years adventure
"Yes! I am the Birthday Babe!"
The lighting was very interesting
The crew of the train were OUTSTANDING!
Thanks for making the trip so wonderful!
Catching some Z-z-z-z-z-z-z's
The two fisted drinker!
It's a long story
Loved the old time items!
No kidding... When the train is rocking and rolling it's an excellent idea!
"Well... Hello there"
"Yes... I get a few minutes to rest and dine"
"The beer she be working"
We asked Arturo what time it was and he said.....
"I am happy! Nordstroms and I had fun this afternoon!"
Charlotte gives Bill a Danish lesson!
Dirigent Bill ... Dette er så meget sjov! Jeg kan virkelig godt lide at ride toget!
The wine keeps flowing
Joined at the head?"
Frank is so enjoying retirement!
We are moving right along through the valley!
Wine is poured and dinner is done - Just time to relax!
Walter finishes off his last wine of the hour!
We call this the happy look!
"Look out... Coming through!"
The lights look different inside the tunnel
Hans be feeling no pain!
Calories are on their way!
The conductor shines the lights
Arturo should be made the "Head Beer Taster"
In case we need to makes an announcement
Dang! Everybody is working
Always the smile!
Hello there... Just stretching my legs
Sue has the camera.... We are almost home
We are entering the last mile...
"Bye bye... See you next year!"
"Come on out guys... Please! You can't stay in there all night!"
Right on schedule!
Catching the ride to the bus... Mr. Toad's Wild Ride
"I think I can... I think I can"
Our carriage arrives!
On no! The infamous "Pole Dance"
Paul takes up collections... If he get enough he will sit down and behave
The sun is setting as we zoom down the freeway
Falling off the bus!
Time to head for home and dancing?