I started this blog without really knowing what I planned to do with it. I had a feeling it wouldn’t just be about travel. I mean, the name says it all. Yes, I’m taking it a day at a time. But always on the move. Always going forward. Always onward. Writing about travel can be frustrating. I love the travel and the thinking and experiencing … Continue reading Onward
So you think you want to take the train on your next cross country trip? I would highly recommend it, it’s quite an adventure and I fell in love with train travel on my first trip. Fortunately, I took another trip a month later that was not all sunshine and roses so I’m able to provide a pretty realistic look at all sides. Just like … Continue reading Your first cross country train trip — everything you need to know!
This post picks up at the end of my trip on the Empire Builder. Sunday Once I left King Street Station I had about 6 hours to kill before the rest of my eclectic party: Faye, her husband Kirk, their almost 2 year old son, and Kirk’s brother Toby got into town. Normally, I’d have no problem killing time but I was hindered by my … Continue reading Quite nearly sleepless in Seattle
I sat there in the dark bus at 2:58 a.m., not ten minutes into the trip, my feet already freezing from a floor AC vent blowing frigid air, rain pounding on the windows and thought to myself, “Why do I do this?” I deal with fear a lot at the beginning of trips. Little nagging moments that I push through because the tickets are booked, … Continue reading All aboard the Empire Builder! Chicago to Seattle (Part 1)
This post is a continuation from Part 1. * * * * * We continued on through North Dakota and into Montana. I was amazed at the land during this part of the trip. Talk about wide open spaces! I had the Dixie Chicks playing constantly in my head against my will. Parts of this country can be so crowded yet in these parts there’s … Continue reading All aboard the Empire Builder! Chicago to Seattle (Part 2)
Atlanta happened completely last minute. A friend’s little sister who I’ve known my whole life was running in the ACC Track Championships and he was heading down to watch. Since he was driving I tagged along for company and so I could explore Atlanta, a city I’d driven through many times but never really thought of as a destination I wanted to explore. We arrived … Continue reading Quick trip to Atlanta