One Must Travel by Train to See the USA

One Must Travel by Train

Copied from my train trip notebook …

One must travel by train to see this country.

Planes are too distant from the lives, the realities, the soul of this country.

Cars are too distracting:

  • Ever watching traffic.
  • Looking for the next stop.
  • Discovering another tourist view (or trap).
  • Thinking about one’s bladder rather than the limited beauty glimpsed from the interstate.
  • Back roads offer more sights, but also speed limits, speed traps and …

I paused here in my notebook jotting to gaze out the train window …

Heading West

and I forgot my train of thought.

So the entry – like this post – ended.


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