Wednesday, January 24, 2007

The Great Adventure Begins!

2006 harbored no white Christmas in either NYC or Chicago, so I took the Amtrak California Zephyr from the midwest to beautiful San Francisco in search of snow. About 26 hours into the trip, we found it: heaps and piles in Colorado, icy tracks in Utah, and ground cover in Nevada. The trip total was an agonizing 50+ hours. Culinary notes include watching a woman and her daughter eat microwaved hot dogs and a beer for breakfast on Day 2, myself going without fresh fruit for over 30 hours, and receiving a concilatory bag of crackers and cookies from Amtrak when a frozen switchback and the deportation of a lunatic at 2am in Salt Lake City delayed our trip 7 hours.