The trip started out great. Taking a walk near the house...
... Meredith in the backyard
We even took a walk on the beach
Taking our chances with the tide.
Breaking the law (the beach we walked on wasn't exactly open)
After our flight was rescheduled for wednesday, we thought we'd rent a car. We were never going to get this one.
After our flight took off from LA and then turned around and landed in LA, we decided to go with Amtrak.
We spent a lot of time looking out the window, particularly in the south west.
We splurged for the LA - Chicago leg - an actual sleeper car.
Six hour layover in Chicago. If you wait long enough you can find an open bathroom in the fanciest of places.
You can also see expensive public art...
... and inexpensive public art...