Fresno State, officially California State University, Fresno, has for decades been a driving university. The campus arrived at its current location in 1956, and at the time it was located far from the city. That was intentional – with agriculture as a core mission, the University purposely surrounded itself with farms. Even today, the 388-acre main campus is attached to the 1,011-acre University Farm. As such, one was expected to drive to campus. Especially because students came from all over the Central Valley.
Some thought from my weekend trip to LA to see a concert at the Gibson Amphitheater at Universal.
Including thoughts on Amtrak’s San Joaquin, the LA subway and the infrastructure around Universal City.
Note: My D key is not always working, I’ve done my best to find errors, but I may have missed one or two.
I’ve ridden the San Joaquin many times before, but I was surprised to see something I hadn’t seen – a train car that wasn’t the standard California Car I’m used to. It was made fairly obvious by the fact that there was only one boarding door, and it was baggage only.