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Today, pictures from valued commenter Greg in PDX.
Some more pictures from my tour of America via train and bus. Amtrak has proven to be non existent or way too expensive for the last few weeks. So, buses have ruled my world…..
Taken on 2018-06-16
Sunset over Slack reservoir. Johnston RI
Taken on 2018-06-18
Fogland beach, Tiverton MA
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Beautiful Greg! Thanks for sharing these!
Gorgeous pictures! I’ve always wanted to do this in theory; in reality I don’t think I could do buses anymore.
Uccckkk. Having traveled cross country via bus a couple times, you have my sympathies.
Beautiful photos. I feel peaceful just looking.
You are adventurous to travel by bus. Tiverton is in RI though, unless they changed the border.
Lovely. Makes me miss the New England coastline.
@OzarkHillbilly: There are some pretty swank express buses now making the Boston-to-NY run, way cheaper than the train. We did that instead of Amtrak the last time we visited New York. The only real disadvantage was that getting out of greater NYC was incredibly slow.
Beautiful pictures :)
Gin & Tonic
@JPL: The borders have not been changed.
We have confirmed great white shark(s) off the coast of Southern Maine this summer. The one year the ocean may actually be warm enough for the 13-75 year olds (aka ankle dippers) to swim and we get sharks.
Gin & Tonic
@Matt McIrvin: The inter-city buses in Argentina are very nice. Since distances there are huge, and there’s no railways to speak of, it’s really the way to go. Fully reclining seats, an attendant providing meal service, lots of competition leading to low prices, it’s hard to beat.
@Matt McIrvin: It occurred to me after I hit Post that buses might be different than they were 40+ yrs ago when I was riding the cramped Greyhounds and Trailways across the Llano Estacados of America with the perfumed airs from the toilet wafting up the aisle.
@Gin & Tonic: There is a wide variance in Mexico buses. Everything from pick up trucks hauling 20 people in the back around the mountains, to the standard Chicken buses that go from villages to cities, to First Class buses between major metropolitan areas. Quite the experience to be had, especially being awakened deep in the night by a guy with an AK-47 wanting to search your baggage.
Greg in PDX, that first photo is stunning. I would pay money for a print of that.
@WaterGirl: Seriously. That is me asking if I can pay money for that photo.
Wow, nice pics!
I don’t ride buses a lot but I do some and have to say they are nothing like they used to be. I’ve taken Amtrak to norcal a number of times and while it is a longer day than flying, it isn’t bad at all. 45 yrs ago I rode a lot of trains in europe and they were where ours are today, well except for the LA subway, which amazingly was opened nearly 30 yrs ago. And it isn’t all that bad either.
On my norcal Amtrak rides I go bus almost half way and train the other half. But the service is city to city and to fly without finding and paying parking at the airport, which adds quite a bit to the cost, the train is less than half the cost of a flight and I have to take a bus ride on each end of the flight anyway. If I fly the cost is $200-$300, the buses are $80, roundtrip. Amtrak is $120 for normal people and $102 for a senior. That’s not an insubstantial difference, especially for the time difference, which is less than one might expect. Now all that said, the last trip I have to believe that the train had square wheels, or the track was missing for a number of miles.
Beautiful photos of exotic foreign lands!
Somehow, those aren’t what I picture when I think of Rhode Island and Massachusetts. But they will be now!