THE word of the week is WAITING
THE word of the week is WAITING
Structure Gallery Three
Harry Potter’s world
yet reminiscent of Time Transfixed painted in 1938 now at Art Institute of Chicago by René Magritte Belgian Surrealist Painter
When renovating this old house, the contractor said leave the chimney in- and they were working with an artist who added the locomotive to create
Harry Potter’s Platform 9 3/4
Not sure who the purple passenger is.
Found at Old Towne Toys St. Augustine Florida
i just dropped my sister at the Amtrak Railroad Station in Pittsburgh.
She’ll get to New York City late this afternoon. A long day but scenic snd comfortable. You can get up and walk around. I packed her a lunch.
We’ve had a nice couple of weeks together, driving over 2200 miles. Our brother David had to fly out early Sunday. We got together with our Illinois relatives to celebrate our Aunt Rhea’s life.
Mary was able to stay through my birthday which felt really nice.
Here’s the train station collage from this morning
David W of WordPress asks-
“Have you traveled anywhere exciting lately? This week, let’s see where you’ve been.”
1.a strong, innate desire to rove or travel about.
The Schuylkill River. Philadelphia.
On my way back to Pittsburgh from New York after a nice Thanksgiving holiday with the family.
Here’s a shot taken Monday through a train window- #43 The Pennsylvanian – as we crossed over both the river and the Schuylkill Expressway.
My parents lived in Philadelphia 12 years but I lived there for only one of those years. A flood of nostalgia as the train rolled into Philly.
There are interesting place names (how about Wissahickon?) you don’t find anywhere else in the country. The river and expressway name always was hard for me to spell correctly. It’s that extra “L” in there. Turns out it’s a Dutch word meaning “hidden or skulking creek”
Meet Will H. Our conductor on the train ride from Denali to Anchorage. Army veteran. They even slowed the train so we could photograph Denali and two other mountain ranges which were all completely visible on a beautiful clear day.
Although we are back in NYC and I like to keep the blog in RT, now that computer access/internet is available, I want to post some photos I had in my real camera not iPhone.
Mary and I got a cab to the Anchorage Railroad Depot, checked in our tagged bags, drank a delicious coffee and waited to board the glass roofed train to Denali.
At the start of the train ride there were just nine of us and then 58 joined us at Talkeetna. It’s now the end of the season that started in May.
We decided to get breakfast after an early start
Mary ordered the reindeer/ egg scrambler skillet.
Chef Malachi cooked our breakfasts to perfection! Delicious.
Jerrica tended the bar at the front of the car
Our conductor A.J. He has to get off the train to manually switch the tracks so we could wait on the side as another train passed, going south.
Matthew our excellent server on the left and Crystal our knowledgeable tour guide.
Both of them made it a fun and memorable adventure. The train ride is about eight hours. We didn’t knit or nap, didn’t want to miss a single second.
(Good sports to let me photograph them, thanks!)
We saw a pair of Trumpeter Swans who mate for life.
Their young ones were swimming on their own
After the lunch crowd left the dining car and went back upstairs, I enjoyed a Forest pie with rhubarb, apple, blackberry and strawberries topped with vanilla ice cream. Matt asked if I wanted a lot of whipped cream or a little. 🙂
Everyone was so nice, the scenery so incredible. Andy took a photo of us at the table too, which was great for the memory book, but unfortunately I did not take his pic.
We highly recommend the train tour.