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Travel Letters: Taking note of stream cruises

In a essay “Cruising a Past” by Chris Erskine [June 29], a Travel territory should have enclosed a good choice from a L.A. area to Portland, Ore.: JetBlue from a Long Beach Airport. It’s a pleasing experience, as it is a smaller airport. The good: The flights are nonstop, and a initial checked bag is free. The bad: Parking is a bit pricey. This airfield is simply reached by several freeways.

Laurie Anderson

Palos Verdes Estates


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In a sidebar to a stream journey essay “On a Trail of History, Culture,” by Chris Erskine, a tenure “squaw” was used in this sentence: “We learn how Sacagawea, a 16-year-old Shoshone squaw, served as go-between with careful tribes.” That is an intensely descent tenure to many American Indians, homogeneous to many other slurs.

Dr. Charles Braithwaite

Editor, Great Plains Quarterly

Center for Great Plains Studies

University of Nebraska-Lincoln



I see where a mythological Baker, Calif., 13-story-tall thermometer will once again be displaying a heat ["Soon It'll Be Taking Temperatures Again" by Jay Jones, Jun 29]. Since 1992, it was a arrange of unaccepted dried guide for travelers on Interstate 15 entrance and going to Vegas.

It’s about three-quarters of a approach from a L.A. area to Las Vegas, so people on their approach to Sin City know that their fun-filled, sparkling weekend lies usually over a few some-more hills.

On a approach behind from Vegas, a same people saying a soaring edifice are substantially muttering to themselves, “We’ve usually driven a entertain of a approach home?”

Bill Spitalnick

Newport Beach



On Jun 21, my father and we returned from a Historic Trains of Colorado debate by Road Scholar (bit.ly/1qbj2kd). On Jun 22, we was gay to examination Chris Reynolds’ examination of a Durango-Silverton tyrannise ["Making Tracks in Colorado"].

Reynolds did an glorious pursuit of describing usually how grand that sight outing is. Anyone meddlesome in trains and beautifully lifelike landscapes competence like to know that in a Road Scholar Historic Train debate we rode not usually a Durango-Silverton Railroad though also 6 additional stunning, authentic railroads, including a spoke tyrannise on Pikes Peak, a Georgetown Loop, a Cumbres Toltec line and a Royal Gorge line. Each was as conspicuous in a singular approach as a Durango-Silverton line.

We rode by desert, red stone gorges, high bridges, mountaintops, rivers, meadows and even tundra. Far from being usually for sight buffs, a Road Scholar debate taught us about Colorado history, critical people, economy and even geology. If we like trains, we rarely suggest a Historic Trains of Colorado tour.

Laurie Orange

Chula Vista, Calif.

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