Friday, January 30, 2015

Chicago and Los Angeles: Amtrak 2012

IL, MO, KS, CO, NM, AZ, CA

Take in the Grandeur of the American West on an Adventure between Chicago and Los Angelesimage

The Amtrak Southwest Chief runs daily between Chicago and Los Angeles, through the vast expanse of the fabled American West.

You'll be mesmerized by this region's beauty and allure. We'll take you across the mighty Mississippi through eight states—past wheat fields and ranches, missions and pueblos, mountains and deserts. Carving through curving canyon passages only a few feet wider than the train itself, you'll see spectacular landscapes and pristine vistas not visible from interstate highways.

 

2012 trip to and from Los Angeles for 2012 APWU National Convention.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Bear Encounter: Behind the scene visit at the Indianapolis Zoo.

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Since these videos and pictures were taken both Kodiak bears have died.  Both were already advanced in age when the Indianapolis Zoo received them as in one clip you can hear the trainer talking about how one of them sometimes has bad days and doesn't want to leave the indoor enclosure.

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    Be sure to visit our post from our ‘behind the scenes’ access to the Walrus Exhibit.

 

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