ORDINARY BEAUTY, MODEST MIRACLES:
Amtrak photo: Brandee Crisp
Visiting Mom in St. Louis early this summer, 2008, I decided to have an Amtrak adventure for my return. I booked a seat on the "City of New Orleans", a night in a small hotel in the French Quarter, and a seat at noon the next day on the "Sunset Limited" that runs west from New Orleans to Los Angeles. My wife, Barbara, who hadn't been able to accompany me, was going to be in LA for a family event, so we'd rendezvous there, visit her mom in Long Beach for a day, and then fly back to the Bay Area together.
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