On 7 August 1879 RLS boarded the Devonia at Greenock. The ship was bound for New York and he himself was bound for California to see Fanny Van de Grift Osbourne, the woman who would soon be his wife. RLS arrived in New York City on 17 August. He stayed at the Reunion House, 10 West Street, New York and on the following day he began his train journey to California. On this page you can find out more about the route Stevenson took “across the plains” - where RLS stopped along the way and what he thought about the United States.