In the summer of 2004, I traveled around the perimeter of the country by train - an 8,000 mile journey which included stops in New Orleans, Tucson, Oxnard, Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and Chicago. This book is a photo collection featuring over 100 of my best images taken on the trip along with the text of my 16,000-word travelogue. This book will delight readers who enjoy trains, travel, history, baseball, architecture, and stunning black and white photography. Read about my travels along some of Amtrak's most famous routes: Empire Builder, Sunset Limited, Coast Starlight, Crescent, Cascades, and Lakeshore Limited. Learn about the history and see the sights of each city through the lens of my camera. Other highlights of the book include my encounters with rattlesnakes outside of Tucson, a visit to Channel Islands National Park, a tour of New Orleans' French Quarter, a descent into underground Seattle, and my experiences at four major league ballparks in Chicago, Seattle, and Minneapolis.