Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee

Reno: The Hidden City

My backup plans for going home to Nevada over Christmas involving taking the California Zephyr from Emeryville to Reno are in the soup on account of the CZ showing as being sold out on Saturday morning. A little experimentation shows, however, that if I bought a ticket on the same train from Emeryville to Elko NV, there's a seat available, albeit for $151 rather than the $60 fare to Reno. I'm trying to decide whether I should use this "hidden city" hack or take my chances driving.

My tire chains are still in Fernley. I took them out last spring and the last time I was home with the van was mid-summer. It's easy to say now, but I should have asked Lisa to bring the chains with her when she drove down here to see The Game Show Show with me. The weather forecast for Friday is not encouraging. At the moment I'm considering driving as far as Colfax starting as early as I can possibly get away from work and then check local conditions and hope for a sufficiently long break in the weather for me to be able to get over the pass without needing chains.
Tags: amtrak, fernley, lisa, trains

  • Home Cooking, Episode 16: Burger Time

    One advantage to rarely going out to eat is that Lisa has been attempting to improve the variety of our meals. After we got out first Pfizer…

  • Friday in Reno

    I had (most) of today off, so once I got the hour of "morning work" done at Day Jobbe, Lisa and I went to Reno to do some shopping. First off was a…

  • Nevada Outback Trip, Part 1: Atomic Tour

    Lisa and I have been getting increasingly antsy and wanting to get out of the house and go see things, but with no sign of a vaccine being available…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.