I’ve been reTweeting posts from the Midwest Highspeed Rail Association.  A Twitter and Facebook friend asked me what my connection to Amtrak and trains was and I sent her this list.

1. I HATE to fly.
2. Big Al and I are getting too old to enjoy driving long, long distances.
(That’s me on the cow catcher.)
3. I LOVE to ride trains (used to ride trains when I was a little girl – traveled all the way across country when I was 3 or 4 years old).
4. We rode trains when we lived in Europe and in England.
5. When Big Al retired from the Air Force, we got a Eurorail Pass and spent 2 months bumming around Europe, sleeping on trains and arriving in new towns to sightsee early in the morning.
6. You can see so much of the country from the train.

7. You can read and relax and nap and still get to your destination in a reasonable amount of time.
8. Once you’re on the train, you don’t have to worry about stopping to eat or go to the bathroom.
9. From Dallas we can only go to San Antonio or Chicago (and points in between) on the train, and my family lives in New Orleans.
10. Having a train from Dallas to Houston would make so much sense. Now it takes 5 hours to drive, of which an hour is spend on each end just getting out of and into town.
Oh, I could go on and on…

3 thoughts on “Amtrak

      • I TOTALLY agree with you. There is nobody who hates to fly anymore than I do, and Jeff and I just try not to drive after dark. Trains are such a gracious, civilized way to travel. Remember going down to the depot in Texarkana to watch the Cotton Belt come through? High point of any day. Love, Anne


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