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Old Nov 24, 2010, 6:29 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by tkurkowski View Post
Going across the Canadian Rockies by train is, as far as I can tell, a whole 'nother experience.

Many years ago I was flying from DC to Chicago to visit my parents. I happened to be on a long-range 747 that was going to land in Chicago and then fly the great circle route to Tokyo. The pilot came on the intercom and noted that that flight, after taking off from Chicago, would be flying west across the Canadian Rockies and the whole time it was flying into sunrise on the Rockies. He said it was a wonderful experience and recommended that we all experience it.

Hell, I was ready - I was standing up waving a credit card and saying, "Sign me up! My family will understand! PULEEZE!!!" But they didn't have any seats available.

Maybe I've been bitter ever since . But that's what I want to do.

I have a friend that does that trip at least 4-5 times a year enroute to China. He has done this for at least 4 years that I can think of. He says it gets old REAL fast but the first couple times is a real experience. Unfortunately, he's not a photography aficionado.
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