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Bus ride from San Diego to Tucson

Early start.  Didn’t sleep very well due to the fact that I was waiting for the 05.45 wake up call, and the anxiety of knowing that we are on our own now, no more ‘never mind your suitcases, the Redcaps

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Visiting San Diego

Left Long Beach around 9.30 for our final train journey to San Diego, arriving around 5pm.  Part of the journey went along the Pacific coastline, with its sweeping sandy beaches and crashing surf.. San Diego is just a few miles

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A day in Los Angeles Hollywood and Long Beach

Train journey today from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles on the Pacific Surfliner train. Sadly, two missing from our party, who went down with food poisoning in the night after eating an egg sandwich from a well known US coffee

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Visiting Santa Barbara Southern California

Boarded the Coast Starlight train again from Oakland for our daytime journey to Santa Barbara. Some spectacular scenery along the Californian coastline, with acres of sandy beaches, dunes and hills and, surprisingly, very little urban development along the coast.  Arrived

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Visiting Napa Valley

One more day was spent driving out to the beautiful Napa Valley, the area given over to the best of California wines. At the pretty town of Napa we enjoyed a wine-tasting session before boarding the exquisitely restored Pullman carriages

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Visiting San Francisco

Arrived in San Francisco for four nights at the Radisson Hotel on fisherman’s Wharf close to Pier 39 which is a charming wooden pier on two levels stuffed full of great seafood restaurants, entertainment and attractions and shops selling a

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Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad

Checked out of the Yosemite Lodge and joined our coach for the drive through the National Park for a trip on the narrow-gauge Yosemite Mountain Sugar Pine Railroad through the Sierra National Forest. This railroad follows part of the route

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Visiting Yosemite National Park

Arrived in Sacramento at around 6 in the morning and transferred to our coach for the drive to Yosemite National Park.  Stopped quite quickly for breakfast at Ihop chain for breakfast – kept it simple here with porridge and bananas,

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Yosemite National Park pictures

A wonderful collection from our trip to Yosemite National Park

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Visiting Yosemite National Park

Very early start today. Had to be up in time to leave our suitcases by the door for loading on to the coach at 5.30. Left the Golden Gate Holiday Inn at 06.00 for the coach ride to Oaklands railway

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