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Showing blathrs with the tag “Sunset.”

Monday, October 17th, 2022 Alive 18,801 days

Sunset reflected in 609 Main
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Me mine

Saturday, May 28th, 2022 Alive 18,659 days

Amtrak chocolate mousse cake thing

Dessert tonight is some sorta chocolate mousse cake. Amtrak makes a fine sorta chocolate mousse cake. If my wife wasnʼt sitting right there, I would ask this sorta chocolate mousse cake to marry me.

Wait, I found the description:

Flourless Chocolate Torte: The perfect paring of bittersweet chocolates, topped with semisweet chocolate truffle ganache and drizzled with chocolate sauce and whipped cream.

I donʼt know why it has a hole in. Maybe thatʼs where the calories go.

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Nothing to crab about

Saturday, May 28th, 2022 Alive 18,659 days

Amtrak crab cake

Tonightʼs Amtrak appetizer is going through an identity crisis.

“Lobster crab cake: Pan-roasted lobster crab cake served over a Farro, butternut squash and craisin salad with Sriracha cream.”

So itʼs got lobsters pretending to be crabs, and cranberries pretending to be raisins. Doesnʼt matter — it was really good.

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Ça c’est bon

Saturday, May 28th, 2022 Alive 18,659 days

The Huey P. Long Bridge is now behind us
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This is taking forever

Saturday, May 28th, 2022 Alive 18,659 days

Crossing the Huey P. Long Bridge in Bridge City, Louisiana
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Putting the “Sunset” in the Sunset Limited

Sunday, May 22nd, 2022 Alive 18,653 days

Bridges over the Atchafalaya River in Morgan City, Louisiana, seen from Amtrakʼs Sunset Limited

The E.J. “Lionel” Grizzaffi Bridge in the foreground, and the Long–Allen Bridge in the background, both carrying road traffic over the Atchafalaya River in Morgan City, Louisiana, at sunset.

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They sure do grow stubby carrots in Paris

Sunday, May 22nd, 2022 Alive 18,653 days

Steak dinner on Amtrakʼs Sunset Limited

People on the internet like to complain about things. Itʼs an inclination I suffer from, as well. But of the dozens of meals Iʼve had on Amtrak, I havenʼt had one yet that was worthy of complaint.

Here we see “Amtrakʼs Signature Flat Iron Steak.”

8-oz Black Angus steak with a cabernet reduction sauce, served with baby green beans, Parisian carrots, and your choice of cheddar polenta or a baked potato

I went with the polenta. Yummy.

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Carrot cake is a vegetable, right?

Sunday, May 22nd, 2022 Alive 18,653 days

Carrot cake on Amtrakʼs Sunset Limited

I donʼt think I have ever turned down an offer of carrot cake. Amtrakʼs is a solid player.

An old family recipe made with raisins, pineapple, and walnuts, frosted with a cream cheese icing and drizzles with white chocolate and caramel sauce

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Cheezborger, Cheezborger, Cheezborger. No Coke. Pepsi.

Sunday, May 22nd, 2022 Alive 18,653 days

A cheeseburger on Amtrakʼs Sunset Limited

Amtrak makes a better cheeseburger on a train than I can make in my car. Almost as good as I can make on a grill. It's a hefty sammitch, with good char and flavor. Chips, though, not french fries. I guess vats of boiling oil are a bad idea in a moving conveyance.

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Chocolate rain

Sunday, May 22nd, 2022 Alive 18,653 days

Downtown Houston seen from Amtrakʼs Sunset Limited

White Oak Bayou creeps along in front of the downtown Houston skyline. One of nearly a dozen individual skylines that Houston offers. Itʼs funny that way.

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It does not look… délicieux

Sunday, May 22nd, 2022 Alive 18,653 days

Coffee service in an Amtrak Sunset Limited sleeper car

I have often said thereʼs no such thing as bad ice cream. The same cannot be said for coffee.

Amtrak coffee is bad. I've had it on the Empire Builder, on the Coast Starlight, on the Hiawatha, on the Lincoln Service, on the Texas Eagle, on the Sunset Limited, and on the Cascades. I keep trying it, but itʼs bad every time.

Government train coffee may be the only drink worse than bank lobby coffee.

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Right purdy

Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021 Alive 18,361 days

Sunset from a Walmart parking lot in Fort Stockton, Texas

Meanwhile, in West Texas.

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Red dawn

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021 Alive 18,256 days

Sunset over the Rainbow Mountains

Sandstorm sunset.

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Moody much?

Monday, February 15th, 2021 Alive 18,192 days

Sunset over the Rainbow Mountains

Thereʼs nothing like a good sunset to make you understand the vastness of the desert, and how insignificant you really are.

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Frame job

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2021 Alive 18,180 days

Sunset over the Rainbow Mountains
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Great ball of fire

Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 Alive 18,075 days

Smoky sunset

I should be mad at California sending us all its wildfire smoke. But it does add a nice campfire smell to the day.

Smoky sunset
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