There were a few pictures which might be of interest from my extravaganza...
First, from Santa Monica'a beach and the boardwalk...temperatures in the 70's brought out the kids of all ages!
Following is interesting architecture and mural on the boardwalk at Venice Beach:
View of the Santa Monica Pier from the Palisades:
And Mandy walked the whole way....it was quite a hike.
On her trip, Mandy sampled two different styles of sleeping car accommodations. Here is a picture of the larger of the two, a family bedroom, with space for 2 kids and 2 adults. There is a window on each side of the car, which is great for sightseeing. Definitely lots of room for one adult! And the seats on Mandy's side of the car can remain in place and usable, while the bed is down on the camera side of the car. That works well for those waking moments in the middle of the night!
Mandy at a stop enroute...
It definitely was a wonderful adventure, and one which will never be forgotten.