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Surfliner Adventure with the Cousins

by on Jan.15, 2017, under Uncategorized

Trevor and I took the kids on a Pacific Surfliner adventure today, a quick Grover-SLO-Grover trip (tickets are pretty cheap with multi-ride tickets). First weekend on the Surfliner for Stone’s new Tangerine Express IPA (gotta try it if you like IPAs). We spent our hour in SLO at Mitchell Park just 3 blocks from the train station.

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Amtrak, Santa, SLORRM

by on Dec.03, 2016, under Amtrak, SLORRM

Lynn and I took the 4 boys to see Santa at the SLO Railroad Museum. We went by train, of course. All the photos.

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Great Lodges by Train

by on Aug.31, 2016, under Amtrak

The four of us took a fantastic trip to Great Lodges of the northwest this August. We road Amtrak’s Coast Starlight to Klamath Falls where we got off and headed over to Oregon Caverns. Then north to Mount Hood and Mount Rainer. We boarded the Starlight in Seattle for the return home. All the photos (lots).

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PCRy Field Trip

by on May.21, 2016, under Friends-SMVRR, PCRy

Kevin led the Friends of the SMVRR on a great field trip of sites along the PCRy right of way from the Santa Maria River to Los Alamos. Full story…


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Santa Barbara Zoo by Train

by on Apr.02, 2016, under Uncategorized

Always a great trip. This was Lexi’s first train ride. All the photos.

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SLORRM Chinese New Year

by on Feb.20, 2016, under SLORRM

It was a boy outing to the San Luis Obispo Railroad Museum to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year. Phil Tillman gave a talke about the history of the Chinese in our area, then the Cal Poly Lion Dance Troupe gave a performance out front of the Museum. Pretty cool. All the pics are here.

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