Last week, Amtrak hooked me up with a trip from San Diego to Vancouver, BC with overnight stays along the way and then straight back to southern Cali. Here are the Instagram pictures from my week along the west coast with Amtrak!
From the Pacific Surfliner between SD and LA.
The Pacific is visible from the Surfliner almost the entire trip. Sit on the left side heading north!
One last shot of the Surfliner, just north of LA.
Literally two steps from the Amtrak stop, this bird really wanted to get away from me. Bay Bridge in the background.
Met up with @smakins, a friend from back at Ohio University, in San Fran. This is from where she works at Goodby Silverstein & Partners.
On my way to find somewhere to watch the Pens playoff game in SF, I saw these bikes and seriously considered hotwiring one to get to the sports bar quicker. Luckily, found a nice spot near the Amtrak SF Ferry pickup and the Pens ended up winning!
Had this incredible view with my breakfast after waking up early on the Coast Starlight to Portland.
Copped some local brew in Portland before meeting up with @zfried and spending the night not at bars, but eating all night and it was perfect.
Meet Vadim, all the way from the Ukraine. We ended up chatting a bit on the Amtrak Cascade to Seattle, where he was headed for a few shows.
Seattle being awesome.
From my hotel window in Seattle.
The portion of the Amtrak Cascade from Seattle to Vancouver, BC was one of my favorites from this trip.
And you can see why.
Vancouver is an incredibly aesthetic city. This is from my hotel, the Robsonstrasse. Ended up hanging out with an Instagram celebrity (ha), @missyhelly, and the gang at HootSuite!
I ate the bacon before I thought to take a picture of this glorious first breakfast in Canada.
After missing my train in Vancouver, I had no choice but to catch a later bus to Seattle and stay the night there before the morning train to LA.
King S treet Station in Seattle at like 11pm, bored as all hell and planning to stay the night at the station to save some money.
Right after taking this picture, King Street Station closed and I found out you can not in fact wait over night at the stations for trains. And so it was hostel time.
Rediscovered my fisheye lens while in Seattle. The next couple pics are with the Ollo Clip (and the last one too).
The observatory car on any train is the place to be. This is from the Coast Starlight.
Again with the fisheye. This time at a stop in Oregon.
Views from the Coast Starlight.
Passed out somewhere in Oregon and woke up very early to the stop in Sacramento and this sweet sunrise.
California in all it’s golden goodness from the Starlight.
The last pic of the trip, taken from the Starlight as it winds it’s way along the southern California coast.