I frequently look at a blank stare when I gaze into the eyes of someone who’s just asked me, “What is TrainGranny?” I want to say, “Read my blog from the very beginning, and you’ll have your answer!” But, that’s not what inquisitive minds want to hear. They want a one-sentence summary of why I’m doing such strange things (now) after having led such a “normal” life in the past.
As Mothers Day approaches, I have thought much about how to explain the phenomenon to my own mother, age 89, who has no idea that I’ve been riding trains for fun! I’m going to have dinner with her tonight since I won’t be in Georgia on Sunday; and, I’m giving her a large print hard copy of my blog… from start to finish… and adding a photo of a piece of inspirational artwork I discovered in the window at Herald Square Hotel in New York on my first TrainGranny trip. Her reaction will be mixed, I’m sure. I hope she won’t focus on worrying about me, so she can enjoy hearing the tales of adventure!