My Train Trip Across America: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

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Beauty in deep cold.

Sometimes bucket list items are not what you expected

As I write this I am riding north from Santa Barbara to San Francisco. The ocean is to my left, looking for all the world like a dreamscape to this northeasterner, who knows what life looks like at home. Cold. I’m watching huge waves break near San Luis Obispo, under a clear blue sky. Minutes ago, I watched surfers and saw a pod of dolphins break the surface. But under the idyllic Californian surface, there is a price to pay for this paradise.

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The fantasy. It’s real for some of us.
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Union Station Denver
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My office on the train
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On the pier, Santa Barbara. The total train mileage was north of 3500 miles.

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Novelist, Tech Marketing Writer, Growth Consultant. I have been a professional writer for over 20 years- 8 non-fiction books and 1 novel, many articles, etc.

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