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The Coast Starlight is a cruise on rails, and the food’s pretty good | San Francisco Chronicle

By Carl Nolte, June 18, 2022, Updated: June 18, 2022 10:40 a.m.

The northbound Coast Starlight arrives at Santa Barbara for the travelers’ return trip to Emeryville. Carl Nolte / The Chronicle

The long vacation trip to Europe fell through. Too complicated. So now this season’s vacation plan calls for something different: short getaway trips around the West.

And the best so far has been a quick trip to Santa Barbara by train. Something different.

It was the Sailor Girl’s idea. She’s my companion and the navigator on small adventures. “We’ll go first class,” she said, “in one of those little rooms. It’ll be fun.” She didn’t have to say it twice. I’m a believer in the gospel according to Edna St. Vincent Millay: “There isn’t a train I wouldn’t take, no matter where it’s going.”

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We rode Amtrak’s Coast Starlight, down to Santa Barbara on Friday and back again on Sunday. The Starlight is a long-distance train and runs 1,377 miles every day down the West Coast from Seattle to Los Angeles. So we just did a portion of the run, enough to get a good feel. It’s not our first time on the Starlight, and every trip is a bit different.

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FFF: Super Bowl XLIX: Feb. 1, 2015

Super Bowl XLIX will be played Feb. 1 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. This will be the second time the NFL’s championship game will be held in Glendale and the third time in the Phoenix metropolitan area. To commemorate this event, the Census Bureau has compiled a collection of facts examining the demographics of the host metropolitan area, as well as the metro areas represented by the two participants — the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks.

Go to <http://quickfacts.census.gov/> for more statistics about the cities involved. Unless otherwise noted, all comparisons are statistically significant at the 0.10 level.

via FFF: Super Bowl XLIX: Feb. 1, 2015.


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