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#tbt #olloclip Raton Tunnel July 2016

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[VIDEO] In this video I'm headed back east to Chicago and traveling on Amtrak's Southwest Chief through the Raton Tunnel. I had some pics of a sign of the Colorado side that shows the elevation. All the same you ride on this stretch and see the signs you might see the elevation of this route and more about the Santa Fe trail. When going through tunnel essentially you are crossing border between New Mexico & Colorado.

Rain outside of train - Campaign, IL

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You can barely make it out, however, we're looking at Champaign, Illinois early in the morning while coming home aboard Amtrak's City of New Orleans. Sometimes I like it when the train goes through rain and as of late it seems a train I'm on always goes through rain. Even going to Los Angeles two years ago did my train run into some rain on the way to California!

How to travel

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A meme I found on Instagram. If you want to go somewhere find a way. It could be through a job or just your own hustle. Life's too short to just stay in one place and not see what else is out there!

Belle Isle - Detroit

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Last month I was in Detroit, Michigan for a family reunion. Another part of the family tree on this day had a cookout on Belle Isle right in the middle of the Detroit River. Only the second time I have visited this island park and this illustrious and hopefully rebounding city.

I noticed Michigan State Police patrolling the grounds as the park itself has been leased to the State of Michigan. Probably a sign of the state of finances in Detroit as it had been administered as a city park.

BTW, I just really had to use this snapchat filter!

Great Hall Chicago Union Station

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[VIDEO] Shot this video last Thursday of the Great Hall of Union Station looking down onto the floor of the station from an entrance area upstairs. Shot with a wide-angle Olloclip lens.