Monday, April 23, 2012

Train Ride Down the Coast

Last month I spent a week in California visiting a friend in Northern California and my daughter in college in Southern California. I flew in to San Francisco, took a train down the coast and then flew home from Los Angeles. I had a lovely visit with everyone and found the train ride to be particularly relaxing and picturesque. It took eight hours to get from San Jose to Santa Barbara and I particularly enjoyed hanging out in the observation car, though I believe this picture was taken from the dining car at lunchtime. This is a horseshoe curve in the Santa Lucia Mountain Range in central California.

2 comments:

Welcome said...

Beautiful picture! Would you recommend "Work Hard. Be Nice." or was it more of the same?
Andrea

Love2Learn Mom said...

It was a worthwhile read (and inspiring in many ways), but not essential reading. I enjoyed bringing it in for a different perspective on education. I don't think a lot of it applies directly to homeschoolers because a lot of what these schools (in disadvantaged neighborhoods) are making up for is a deficiency in educational support in the home, which doesn't tend to be a deficiency among homeschoolers (and which is also, I believe, why "unschooling" tends to work - because parental support, example and encouragement in education is more critical than what kinds of materials, structure or scheduling you do.)