Morgan Griffin, 20 (left), and his brother, Eric Crandell, 12, browse their mobile devices as they wait to board the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train bound for Santa Barbara, Calif., at Union Station in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Snow and rain in the East snarled holiday travel, but by Thanksgiving Day, things looked to be improving. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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To grandmother's house they go: A highway in San Diego last evening. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

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Jean Cochran on the NPR Newscast
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