A TRAIN TRIP in Postcards 4

  • Oct. 21, 2021, 2:21 p.m.
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2017: Amtrak in the LA station ready to head north.

A friend of ours is traveling around America on the train. He’s riding in the luxury of a private car, something I’ve never done. Still, his enthusiasms led me to my train pictures for one particular image I could use to talk about taking a train trip. Of course, I didn’t just find one that symbolized the trips. I found myself lost in the many images that brought me happiness. I thought I might show you a few.

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2017: Miles of empty coastline.

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2017 Gantry on Vandenburgh AFB

George went to a lot of trouble to get an almost in focus image of one of the Vandenburgh Missile gantries.

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The Amtrak Coast Starlight travels through miles of empty rolling hills, past beautiful wetlands, and right through the middle of our crowded cities.

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River Mill dam outside Portland OR.

Seeing the wonderful views, seeing the friends and family makes me want to take this trip right now today. Although the friend is long gone, the family is still with us.

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  • Himself: Laundry, bread, cookies, gaming, being funny.
  • Myself: Did leaves most of yesterday. Started to do more leaves but got distracted by train pictures.
  • Reading: Randal Garrett’s “TOO MANY MAGICIANS”
  • Watching: NCIS
  • Photos: Mine and G’s
  • Weather: 40’s earlier, low 60’s now with a few high clouds.
  • Gratitude’s: That I can leaf later.

Last updated October 22, 2021

gattaca October 21, 2021

I've been waiting take a train trip for years. I've done the Coast Starlight twice. But I'm thinking bigger - perhaps even that Canadian excursion.

Zipster October 23, 2021

Train trips always reassure me that there is still lots of open space in the country. How luxurious to have a private car! I do enjoy interacting with fellow travellers.

NorthernSeeker October 23, 2021

I have never seen a photo of a missile silo before. There is a great amount of variety in the landscape on that trip.

Jinn November 05, 2021

Everyone should take a cross country train trip :-)

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