September 2011 Archives - The Travel Hag

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Grand Lake Colorado by Train – California Zephyr hits Granby Station

Grand Lake Colorado by Train – California Zephyr hits Granby Station

Cross Country Trip by Rail – Chicago to Granby on the California Zephyr   Take the train to visit Colorado and the Rockies.  Amtrak’s California Zephyr leaves from Chicago at 2 pm and arrives at Granby station the next morning. Noted as one of the most scenic train rides in […]

 
 

The California Zephyr – Traveling First Class in the Windy City

The California Zephyr – Traveling First Class in the Windy City

On the second day on our Cross-Country Rail trip we boarded the California Zephyr in Chicago and set out for one of the most scenic rail experiences in America.  But before we arrived in the Windy City, we awoke to the Indiana landscape, with three remaining hours on the Capitol […]

 
 

The Romance is Real – Cross Country by Train

The Romance is Real – Cross Country by Train

I always thought travel by train / rail would be romantic.  So this year I booked a trip from DC to California on two scenic train routes – one on the Capital Limited from DC to Chicago, and the other on the California Zephyr going from Chicago to Truckee California […]

 
 

Address to a Haggis

Address to a Haggis

The Travel Hag Campout at Elk Neck State Park was great fun despite the downpour over our pot-luck dinner. Eleven hags and hagmen participated, camping in tents, trailers and cabins at Elk Neck State Park- a 2100 acre, bay-side campground at the headwaters of the Chesapeake Bay. Though the hags […]

 
 

Vacation of Many Cars With Teens From Hell

Vacation of Many Cars With Teens From Hell

Single mother takes two teenagers and an eleven year old on a cross-country vacation. During the vacation she loses one car and buys three more. Surprisingly, her now-grown children remember this three weeks of hell as a fun summer when they got see Mount Rushmore, the Mall of America, Ed […]

 
 
 
 
 

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