"It was named for the west wind; the Zephyr. For the Zephyr takes you where only the wind can go......"
Decided to spend Christmas of 2011 with my Dad in California. However, I wanted to do something different that year. It was something that I've always dreamed of doing since I was still in elementary school. That was taking a train out to California! After so many years of dreaming and pleading, I finally put my foot down and I'm glad I did so!
Traveling from Chicago to Sacramento on board Amtrak's California Zephyr was a fantastic experience! There's no better way to admire both the Rockies and the Sierras then on a train!
From the vestibule of the sleeper (Had a roomette), the California Zephyr races west through Colorado! In about a few hours, it would cross the border into Utah.