A sassy, crafty mama bird from Los Angeles
raising a very sweet little girl with Autism
and a new baby boy in the Midwest... and other stuff, too.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Choo Choo

"I wish I was a headlight on a northbound train.
I wish I was a headlight on a northbound train.
I'd shine my light through the cool Colorado rain."
-Grateful Dead

I've only been on a train once. I went from Detroit to Chicago to see my friends Abby and Michael get married (shout out to Abby and Michael- heyyyy!!). It was a great experience getting there. I went with two friends and we laughed a lot, talked a lot, listened to music and took pictures and videos (shout out to Jason and Ben!). The way back kinda sucked. Took forever. Unexpected delays, crowded train cars, etc. But, still, good company and great music to listen to.

I'd like to take a train trip again. People say taking the train to Toronto is a great time. I'd try that. I'd totally do Chicago again, though. I'd also go through the southern part of the country, just to look around a bit.

I don't think I'd want to be on a train by myself, but if I had to, I think I'd like to go through the European countryside, like in the movies, where people get on and off in different countries, with different accents, where it doesn't matter what language anyone speaks because everyone assumes it's different from their own. All that non-verbal communication and (hopefully) camaraderie with fellow passengers sounds cool. In reality, it's probably gross, smelly, and the food sucks. But, still....

Today's prompt: If I were alone on a train --- I'd be heading ....

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