On Wednesdays I'll sometimes join A Southern Daydreamer and her Outdoor Wednesday meme to share these pictures.
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Once in a while, I take the train to see my grand-kids in California.
I love the train.
I know that it's slower than taking a plane, BUT for me, I can catch train here in town vs driving 2.5 hours to the airport, and then paying for parking.
It's roomier than a plane.
You can get up and walk around on a train.
You can go to the little cafe on a train.
You can sit in the observation car on a train.
TRAINS ARE GREAT!
They are just really, really slow. ( Amtrak)
If you live on the West Coast that is. There are a lot of mountains.
Anyway, I love to take the train to the Bay Area. I look at it as 10 hours of forced reading for me. Ohhhhh, that's so sad. (she laughs)
Train tracks follow a different path than the interstate freeway system. Interstates were made to go the fastest way---not always the prettiest way. You really need to drive the back highways and roads to see pretty.
Trains usually go thru industrial areas, backwoods, and some seedy areas.
I took some photos from my last trip in the spring. Just shots from my train window.
They're not great photos, but I just find the whole train thing-- interesting, fun, melancholy (train whistles at night) , romantic, wistful....
This is the first set of photos.