Travel Mode Ensues

On the Amtrak, riding the rails with a slight deviation. The original train would have taken me direct to Los Angeles. Instead had to re-route to Bakersfield on the San Joaquin and then a thruway bus to Los Angeles and then the Pacific Surfliner to San Diego. Result is that I get in earlier and I get to enjoy a route I have not done before on the train.

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That’s the ride I get to do now. Get to travel the San Juaquin Valley back to a place I once lived in and went to school and the place I met my ex-wife. Its a wacky and wonderful world we live in :-).

Now I’m on that train bound for glory like Woody once wrote. I’ll get in to San Diego hours earlier and start my day tomorrow exploring, walking, drinking the local beers and eating. Basically doing all the things I enjoy doing. If you’re wondering what luggage I may have taken on this trip, I’m all about exploring options. This trip went with a single bag which is the MEI Voyageur. It holds the clothing, the electronics and personal gear with room to spare.


The main pocket has enough room to store my clothing and core unit as described on my travel resource OneBag and the side pouch holds my chromebook and Kindle Paperwhite reader with room to spare. Its a great bag and very versatile for any kind of travel and can be worn as a backpack, carried as a bag, and slung over the shoulder. This was a practice excursion for me and I wanted to see how it was before going on the big trip next year.

I’ll be blogging the days in San Diego and the places along with photos courtesy of my Google Pixel phone. Now we are pulling into another stop here along the coast before going inland to drop down through the central valley.

Author: Michael Perry

I've been blogging for over 20 years and now am living in Southeast Asia. The blog is about my slow vagabonding wherever I want to go. My home base is in Cambodia but I'm rarely there.