||New York City
I stayed in New York City overnight in order to connect with the Amtrak Maple Leaf train to Canada.
It was an enjoyable stop. Being a 14 hour layover I do not consider this to be a visit.
The first city I visited on my journey was my first stop in Canada as well.
Toronto is home to the Hockey Hall of fame and the CN Tower. It's also a city I'd like to visit again.
The trip across Canada is a three day, 2765 mile trip onboard railroad passenger cars built in the 1950's and fully refurbished in early 1990's.
The train makes an all too brief stop in Jasper, Alberta.
Rain, rain go away.
Vancouver is the only stop where rain hindered my visit. It did reduce my activities but I was not going to let it stop me.
I've taken two train trips to the west coast and I visited Seattle on both trips.
It's a neat place with lots to visit and explore.
The California State Railroad Museum is located in Old Sacramento.
There may be more to see and do in Sacramento but with such a great museum who cares.
||The California Zephyr
This Amtrak train to Chicago was my home for 2 days. I've now ridden on all the Amtrak long distance trains that originate on the Pacific coast.
Chicago is the windy city and the rail hub for long distance Amtrak passenger trains. If you visit Chicago when the weather is nice a visit to Navy Pier won't disappoint you.
The home of Mardi Gras is a friendly outgoing city. For some unknown reason I had the impression that New Orleans was built around Bourbon Street. I could not have been more wrong.
The nation's capitol was my last stop. It was wet - when it wasn't raining the humidity was about 95%. My days were spent inside different Smithsonian Museums and nights in an air conditioned room.