Monday, March 30, 2009

Home Sweet (and Stationary) Home

I'm back! After our extra day in beautiful Flagstaff, we boarded the train for a fairly smooth 24 hour ride to northern California. Those of you that commented about how if you're going to be stranded, Flagstaff is not a bad place, were right on. I'm a big fan of Flagstaff.

I will be posting lots of photos soon, from the trip and the town, along with a couple very short, very random video clips I shot with my regular camera. The trip from Flagstaff to LA was mostly in the dark, but the
trip up north on the famous Coast Starlight was amazing.

The tracks run right along the ocean, and the views are incredible! I'd like to thank all the characters we met along the way for making the trip so memorable. A special thanks goes out to Joe T. for his role in making this trip work, and to his brother and sister-in-law for the great meal they did for us in Mesa, AZ.

Most of all, I huge thanks to Al for making this trip possible, and so enjoyable. From the train trip, to the ballgames and food, to saving our butts with a hotel room in Flagstaff, Al went above and beyond the call of duty. You could not ask for a more better travel companion! Thanks Al!


Anonymous said...

Glad to hear that you are back and had a good time. Can't wait for the next video :)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the whole trip was fun. Can't wait to see the rest of your photos.

granny said...

Welcome home and now lets get cooking! Only Kidding. Rest up and get those photos on line so we can all see what we missed.

Big Fan said...

Welcome back!

I have to say, I've only been following your site for the last month, but you are most definitely the best "tv chef" out there... you show us how to cook, not how to follow a recipe. Absolutely brilliant, and so inspiring. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

You are so on the money - Big (new) Fan... and that's exactly why so many keep coming back to check out Chef John's videos. He is such a good instructor - he makes learning fun, and just as you said, "how to cook, not how to follow..."

Itsmee said...

Chef John! You liked Flagstaff eh? I went to university there at Northern Arizona University. They have a pretty well known Hotel and Restaurant Management school. And some really fun bars and downtown area. Also great camping, hiking, and you have Sedona less than an hour away! I know late for the train too, its a nice coffee shop. But next time, you should check out Campus Coffee Bean (I think its called). Thats where all the action is. Poetry slams, little shows etc. If you ever want to know about things to do or see in Flagstaff, or Tucson let me know! :)