LAPC #215 – Planes, Trains… and the Places They Take Us

This week, John (Journeys with Johnbo) leads the “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles… and the Places They Take Us”. John encourages us to share images of our travel journeys.

Ahh… so good to be back on the road again! The Bison at the Yellowstone was no hurry. 🙂

Bus tour gives us a wonderful convenience of sightseeings, especially in a city that you are not familiar with. But… it’s challenging to take good photos on a bus. Below is our trip to London:

When we travel, we enjoy riding public transportations. The Brightline in Miami is easy to get on and off.

It’s fun to travel on a cruise. And, we have done a few times.

You can enjoy these fabulous scenes from your balcony or walk up to the deck. The best part is that you don’t need to pack/unpack your luggage for the next stop.

On the cruise to Alaska, I tried to burn some calories by walking around the ship, some 5 miles per day and using their workout facility. I also enjoyed their daily yoga and easy chi-kung before breakfast.

Our best train experience is in Japan, the train and station are meticulously clean, and staff members wear white gloves. If the train is scheduled at 7:58 am, it is not 8:00 am. The door closes and the engine starts at 7:58 precisely. You just can’t beat that.

“Japan is endlessly, endlessly interesting to me…”

“If I had to eat only in one city for the rest of my life, Tokyo would be it.”

–Anthony Bourdain

The train riding to Muchu Picchu was a memorable adventure.

At the San Francisco airport, you can order coffee through your cell phone, the robot coffee maker makes it right in front of you. They also provide drinking water stations allowing people to select ice cold water, warm water, or hot water.

Murals make the long walk from gate to gate at the airport more interesting. Salt Lake City Airport:

San Francisco Airport:

Uber is cool. You can select the size of the vehicle and the app tells you when/where the uber is coming. Riding uber, we get to hear stories from the driver. One driver told us that he got bored after retired from HP though he played golf a couple of times a week. One day, his golf partner told him about Uber. He said that he enjoyed giving people rides ever since. Another driver said that he was a truck driver, when their kids were gone to college, his wife asked him to come back home, so he started uber. 🙂 The other day, I rode with a college student driver. Most of the time, he drives on Friday night and weekends. His uber income helps pay for his apartment and other expenses.

A beautiful sunrising scene at the Yellowston Lake:

Many thanks to Ann-Christine’s “Favorite Finds”. It was fun and inspiring! Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos and finds.

All these transportations, services, and so many hard-working people behind the scene make our travels easy, possible, and enjoyable, and I don’t take them for granted. Special thanks to John’s thoughtful theme. For this challenge, John wants us to focus on our travel journey. Click here to view John’s travels. We hope you’ll join us.

Next week’s, Sofia will host LAPC challenge. Be sure to visit her site.

50 thoughts on “LAPC #215 – Planes, Trains… and the Places They Take Us

  1. There’s hardly a conveyance you’ve omitted, and I’m sure that each has forged its own memories for you. I love your photos. Mainly because I forget to take pictures of the things that physically move me! Wishing you all the best in your continued travels.

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  3. You have really enjoyed some wonderful travel opportunities, Amy. I love the way you embrace public transportation. I think it’s important that we give it a try when we are able! Your photos are so nice, and I would imagine you enjoy looking back at them and reliving highlights from those wonderful cities. 🙂

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    • Thank you, Debra. We enjoy taking public transportations whe we can. I often feel like we are taking advantage of it. For example from where we are to DFW Airport is only $1.25, and it’s punctual and clean…

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  4. I realize that I’ve walked past that exact wall in SFO, but always in such a hurry that the mural barely registered! Interesting stories about the Uber drivers. In my city they are mostly inexperienced drivers who don’t know the roads. They are famous for coming to suddent halts on busy roads and causing near accidents as they try desperately to change lanes in order to take the turn which their GPS told them about.

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  5. Amy! Such an interesting post.
    The coffee being made by the machine sounds easy and efficient
    The Anthony bourdain Quote was interesting because I didn’t realize how much he loved Tokyo. And also a little sad because his show was great and bourdain had such a sad ending 🙏-

    The closing sun rising at Yellowstone was a nice photo to send us off with – oh and walking five miles in the crusieliner is incredible

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  6. Great response Amy – you DO get around!!! I knew you had traveled extensively and enjoyed all of your world-wide images this week! You’ve been several places I’ve not seen, including Machu Pichu (we actually had a trip booked but had to cancel) and Japan. Sigh, perhaps some day!

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    • Thank you, Tina! I always envy the places you have traveled! I’d love to see part of the China and South Asia you visited. The trip we made to Yellowstone was great. Now we know we really didn’t see much last time at all, which was decades ago. 🙂

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  7. Something for everyone here, Amy. The bison made me smile but I loved the stunning calm dark water and that last sunrise. Good point about not having to repack your case on a cruise. Wishing you many more happy travels.

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  8. I enjoyed the stories too, Amy. Bison can go at whatever speed they like and I’d rather see them walking slowly, even on the road, than charging. The shot from the balcony is beautiful as is the last one of Yellowstone Lake. Happy Labor Day!

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