Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Rather than drive from Sonora to Oakland, I drove to Modesto and hopped on Amtrak.
The train was clean, efficient and what a bargain $19.00 each way and if I had made the reservation 3 day's in advance, I would have received a AAA discount of 10%.
I was able to pull out the laptop, with fresh cup off coffee, purchased in the dining car, read a morning paper and before I knew it, I was in Oakland.
Talk about "green" living.
The San Joaquin Amtrak Line runs from Oakland on the North side to Bakersfield on the South.
I arrived at my meeting fresh, completed multiple reports and the scenery of migratory bird life made my trip a real pleasure.
Jim W Hildreth is a mediator who calls Sonora, Ca home, however he does real estate mediation's in the San Francisco Bay Area and Central Valley.