When we arrived in California we spent a short day shopping, eating and exploring with our friend Rade.  Instead of renting a car like we usually do, this trip we decided to take the train up the coast to my hometown of San Luis Obispo,.  Trains are typically my favorite way to travel because they are so relaxing, but before this trip I had only rode the train in California once- for my friend Carrie’s 13th birthday when we rode down the coast two hours to Santa Barbara.  Train travel in California is not particularly fast or convenient, but the views between LA and San Luis are particularly gorgeous and worth the trip alone.  Boarding the train at Union Station in LA gave the trip a bit of a old fashioned, romantic, feeling and the slow speed on the train definitely added to that ;)  I made a short little video of the view from our window on the Coast Starlight train, enjoy :)