Cross Country with Susan Branch .. hop on board!

Susan Branch – an amazing woman, author, artist, cook, writer, traveler-extraordinaire, and blogger.

Susan and her husband Joe just traveled from the East-est of the country, Martha’s Vineyard, where they live, by train (Amtrak) across this big country to California where they are visiting relatives and having a 3-week adventure. She has done a very amusing and photographic entry in her blog about the trip from East to West, and so I am sharing it with you.

Click image above to take the trip with Susan & Joe!

Having just read her book, A Fine Romance – Falling in Love with the English Countryside this past summer, I have only just “met” Susan, but she never fails to delight with her blogs and her artwork and her many talents. Her home on Martha’s Vineyard is just incredible and lovely. She likes to share it all with her “girlfriends” (us), and I am so glad I found her.

Go have a look at an interview Susan did for an online magazine called Celebrating Everyday Life, which gives you a good idea of what this woman is all about!

Susan does all the artwork herself in her many books, including handwriting all of the text! A huge undertaking but done with so much joy – it will infect you as it has me!

You could spend a lifetime investigating all the links and nooks and crannies on her web site, so save it for when you have some time, but this trip across the country is quite lovely and doesn’t take too long to read through. Most of the space you will see on this page, at the bottom, include all the loving comments from her readers!

A Case For Amtrak

Have fun!



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7 Responses to Cross Country with Susan Branch .. hop on board!

  1. nina says:

    Loved this post! I am such a fan of trains, but almost never use them in the US because 1. they dont stop in my city and 2. they’re always late and 3. we dont support them with track improvements so they are far rockier and noisier than they are in virtually any other industrialized nation. But it is by far my preferred form of travel anywhere else. By far! But then, I’m one of those who puts cars on the bottom — THE most frustrating, boring, indulgent, etc etc form of locomotion.
    Anyway, the post is superb. Thank you!


  2. This is going to be a fun blog! There is so much to read. The artwork reminds me of Marjolein Bastin’s. I used to buy her calendars every year. Thanks for sharing the link.

    Hubby and I came back to N.Y. from FL. on Amtrak in a sleeping car. I loved the big window. I felt like I was raveling through a novel. If I could afford to travel any way I wanted it would be by train. I loved it. But I did not get much sleep. When you stop and go through out the night there is a lot of movement and noise. Going across-country would be ideal.


  3. sandy from iowa says:

    She went thru my state..iowa


  4. Bonnie says:

    Thanks ever for adding to my reading list! lol I hate the way FF adds favorites but at least it gives me time to make a folder.


  5. Bex, I haven’t yet gotten past being in love with the web design… content will have to wait. Very nicely done site, whoever customized it for her did a bang up job! It probably reflects the content completely, when I get to the content, lol!


  6. sandy freel says:

    Thanks…I thought about a train trip to view things..but for some reason a train puts me to dozing and I would miss it all..good blog.


  7. TopsyTurvy says:

    Bex, thanks so much for this link to the entry from Susan Branch! DH and I have been considering doing some travelling on Amtrak, so your timing couldn’t be better!

    Really enjoyed her blog, too. šŸ˜€


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