15 March 2020

Pardon Me, Boy


I. Love. Amtrak.

There. I said it. I admit that my passion for the train is not as deep as for Excel. I consider the train to be more like my side piece.

I will write about the train again later this year, I am sure, when we get closer to Thanksgiving. I know that some people don't like being on the train. They find it claustrophobic and yes, it is not the way to go if you're in a hurry. But I love being able to sit for hours and look out the window. I especially like the Coast Starlight, as it winds its way between Seattle and Los Angeles. I have to admit that the Washington part of the journey is not so scenic, as referenced above, but I love the southern part of Oregon as you move through the snowy mountains where no roads go. And California has so many different regions, from desert to farm to sloughs to cities. It's a great place to people watch and connect. And I always sleep so very well.

One of the things I like best about where I live now is that there are several train lines that pass through, including Amtrak. I love hearing the train horns and other associated sounds. I find them very comforting...even the 3 am wake-up call.

This year, I am selecting a tweet from a list provided each day by On This Day as a prompt to get back into blogging.  You can see my full list of tweets posted on this day, or start seeing your own by following that account.

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