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Fourth TrainGranny trip to begin!!Zephyr west - Starlight north - Builder east !!!August 3rd, 2012Some people say... this will be my best trip yet!
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Many of you friends already suspect I’m crazy. And, once again, I’ve just made a BIG commitment that will confirm your suspicions. After 38 years in education and three retirements already behind me, I’ve decided to step back into … Continue reading
In a lull between train trips, my thoughts begin moving ahead . . .always thinking of the next trip. What will I see that’s new to me? Who will I meet along the way? One of my Facebook friends, Deason … Continue reading
SHE explains herself best. Her first comment is based on my Facebook post that I truly enjoyed meeting HIM on the Pennsylvanian! In Dee’s own words: At my age (71) I am relieved to know that I have not lost … Continue reading
The delightful man I referred to as Dee Blank in my post of May 21st has been identified. He turned himself in without incident. His name is Barry Frank (BroadwayLtdFan on Trainorders), and he lives in Huntingdon Valley, PA. He … Continue reading
In my trip report that was posted on this blog on May 21st, I mentioned meeting a nice man named Dee Blank on the Pennsylvanian. Well… I’ve got to be suffering from serious senioritis… because, not only is Dee Blank … Continue reading
I’m on the Palmetto right now, headed for Charleston to my granddaughter’s graduation from “Lower Elementary School.” That’s a Montessori School term; and, moving to “Upper El” (4th grade) is a big deal! She has a lead role in the … Continue reading
Train 19(10) Atlanta to New Orleans Crescent Coach I was assigned a seat beside a young mother and her 5-month-old baby and the baby’s car seat. The baby did not want to be held, but went to sleep quite nicely … Continue reading
Racing toward Savannah from Yemassee, SC, coffee in hand and ready to detrain!!! Coach was not so bad! Ear plugs and eye shades and blanket were used with success! (And, of course, the extra seat made the difference!)
Whew! I almost missed the train! And, I almost lost my purse! My lucky day!!! I ran back into the station restroom from the platform with 5 minutes to spare… and the purse was not on the back of the … Continue reading
At the end of my blog post on May 13th, I asked the following question: Why am I so captivated by this sameness for mile after mile, as if I’m staring into a flame? Your answers reassure me! Here are … Continue reading