Eastbound Train

Spring is in the air; trees blooming, baseballers spring training, me only needing 3 wool blankets on my bed in the garage, and, as is kind of becoming a pattern, me feeling the need to go out on an adventure. This itchiness for adventure that has been popping up in my life over the past couple years (and my increasing willingness to give in to it) interests me greatly. I could try to dissect it ("seeking answers to life's persistent questions"*, yada yada yada), but I'm hardly qualified.

This incarnation of adventure isn't going to be nearly as bold as some of the others–no circuses, scooters, or international travel, although anything could happen. Maybe even calling it an "adventure" is a stretch. Perhaps I should downgrade it grammatically to merely a "trip". Oh those pesky semantics.

Here's the plan so far: go east. My hopeful itinerary includes Chicago, Boston, NYC, Portland (Maine), Phillie, Baltimore, Ohio, North Carolina, and points in between. I leave on the first leg this afternoon: Seattle to Chicago by train. The ride is slated to take 48 hours and I've got my books, crosswords, and knitting all ready. I chose the train for a number of reasons; comfort, convenience*, purty views of North Dakota, and environmental concerns (more on that later, hopefully). Anyway, the hope is to see friends along the way so if you live in an aforementioned place and might have time for lunch, dinner, or an insider's tour of your town, drop me an e-mail and we'll work something out.
Tuesday March 18 2008File under: travel, USA

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on Tue 18th Mar, 2008 05:30 pm PDT Nesbitt said:
Yeah Baltimore Rules! Natty Boh and the Orios!
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on Tue 18th Mar, 2008 09:44 pm PDT Mom said:
Most folks hope for night time going through North Dakota. It looks the same by day or by night.
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on Wed 19th Mar, 2008 10:08 am PDT Kat said:
If you stop in philly give me a call, I'm not going anywhere...
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on Wed 19th Mar, 2008 10:38 am PDT Saxtor said:
Now Wren, based on discussions while you were planning this trip, you have some adventure in store. Don't undersell yourself...
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on Wed 19th Mar, 2008 06:41 pm PDT dave said:
dear mom, it is much harder to see north dakota's pheasants at night.
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on Thu 20th Mar, 2008 08:50 pm PDT Mom said:
dear dave, Spoken like a true hunter!
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