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Monday, May 23, 2011

MYSTERY RAILS ADVENTURE!

MYSTERY RAILS ADVENTURE!

AFTER READING DEAR, MR. HOLMES, STEVE HOCKENSMITH’S COLLECTION OF HOLMES ON THE RANGE SHORT STORIES, WHICH I THOROUGHLY ENJOYED AND RECOMMEND, I HEADED OVER TO HIS WEBSITE. THERE, I CAME ACROSS THE INFO ON THIS OUTING FEATURING STEVE AND FELLOW MYSTERY WRITERS JERRY WESTERSON AND HENRY PEREZ . . .

MYSTERY RAILS

Mystery Rails, vintage private rail adventures, bring together authors and fans traveling throughout the Western States. It's our time-machine back to the 1940s and 50s, to experience travel as it once was.

On overnight trips, you will hear tales and stories from great mystery authors before making your way back to your authentic Pullman berth. Fall asleep listening to the lullaby of the rails.

All of our trips are smaller groups of 40 or less and offer ample time to connect with your favorite authors, meet with those who share a common interest in mystery books, sightsee at a leisurely pace, and enjoy gourmet dining served by uniformed staff.

MYSTERY’S A BEACH . . . AUGUST 27, 2011

LOS ANGELES TO SAN DIEGO AND RETURN

Sea, surf and great authors await you on-board the Mystery Rails adventure to San Diego.

We depart Los Angeles Union Station early, so as to not miss a moment of the day filled with gorgeous views, scrumptious feasts, fascinating authors, and amiable companions that await you.

Enjoy a breakfast buffet in the Vista-dome  / dining / lounge car, Silver Splendor, and get acquainted with fellow mystery book fans. At 10am, meet the first presenter in our lounge car, Overland Trail and hear the author's talk about his/her books, characters, and writing, while the glistening Pacific Ocean can be seen through every window. For many miles, the train travels literally along the beach, affording spectacular views reserved only for train passengers.

At 11:30am the train pulls into the historic San Diego Santa Fe station. In 1915, this station welcomed passengers arriving to attend the 1915 Panama-California Exposition. Today, the station is beautifully maintained while housing Santa Fe Historical Society and the research library of the San Diego Railroad Museum.

Our Mystery Rails train will rest in the San Diego station for the next several hours, but the hours will fly by when they are filled with activities such as a beautifully prepared lunch and sightseeing (San Diego maritime museum, USS Midway aircraft carrier tour, shops, or a stroll along the pier).

At 4pm we return to the train for the second author presentation.

The AMTRAK Pacific Surfliner will come to collect the Mystery Rails cars at 6:20pm for our return trip back to LA.

A gong at 6:30pm will announce dinner served in the dining car. Enjoy good food and company while viewing mother nature's ultimate show: a glorious sunset. After dinner, the third author presentation will commence in the Overland Trail. Share coffee with the author, kick back and reflect on the day, or chat with the fellow passengers while the train leisurely makes its way back to the LA Union Station at 9:15pm.

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2 comments:

  1. Stumbled upon your blog post. Mystery Rails is a great idea and we'd love to share this with our Facebook and Twitter communities. You should stop by and share!
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  2. Mystery Rails is a very good idea for adventures.I had planned to go adventure travel but now i want to go Mystery Rails Adventure!
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