...well, two out of three ain't bad. We spent the last 5 days (minus a one day stop in Seattle) traveling via the Starlight Express up the West Coast. I could not even begin to tell you all the great sites, sounds, and smells (thought 'great' doesn't describe all three of those senses at certain times) via the incredible train ride. At this point, I wish I had a thesaurus b/c I think I'm running out of adjectives. Each adventure has been a vacation unto itself, so here are just a few of the highlights-traveling at high speeds, this is where my pictures don't do it justice. We headed out via LA, and hit the coast for many hours, there were points where we dangled over the beach at the top of a cliff, and other points that the shore was 50 feet away from the tracks. We passed a ton of farms (including a sunflower farm tht woke me at dawn-so gorgeous), mountain ranges, rain forest, babbling brooks, raging rivers, tunnels, bridges, cities, seals, dolphins, deer, ghost towns, a NASA emergency landing strip, old missions, train yard graffiti,and much more. I learned a lot about traveling via train, but have some sleep to catch up on, here are just a few highlights.