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Riding The Rails

by Faith Griffith

Carl Schiermeyer and nine others from his fall Rail Getaways class took an overnight train and spent two nights and three days in Winslow, Arizona. We all stayed at the beautiful and historic La rail 2Posada Hotel on Route 66, which was designed by Mary Colter for use as a Harvey House, where rail passengers could stop for meals or lodging.
Our visit to Winslow included so many interesting experiences. Our tour guide at the Hopi Reservation on First Mesa was a Hopi woman who went to high school in Riverside, Calif., because there was no high school where she lived in Arizona. The trip to the Petrified Forest and the Painted Desert were well worth the drive. We also took an extended tour of the beautiful La Posada Hotel, where interesting arts, crafts and antiques are displayed. Lastly, the two-block walk to “Standing on the Corner in winslowWinslow, Arizona,” made famous by the Eagles, was a must see. The trip home on the overnight train was another unforgettable experience.
Thanks, Carl, we all had a great time!

Carl will be teaching another Rail Getaways class this spring with a chance to explore locations in Southern California by Metro Rail, Metrolink and Amtrak. There will also be several optional Saturday excursions to various destinations, some chosen by the class, as well as a review of the overnight train option to Winslow.
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Presented by
Kevin St. Clair, DMA, USC
Long Beach Opera
Education Programs Coordinator
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