Tuesday, January 8, 2013


When we fly in a commercial airplane, we see very little of our beautiful countryside. Now the following photos are not taken from the train, but at the train as it goes through various parts of the nation. There is really some beautiful scenery to behold. See for yourself.

 Humor – –

What is another word for ‘also’?
Correct. Now what is the number between one and three?
That’s right.  And finally, what is the last name of the person who wrote “Tom Sawyer” and “Huck Finn”?
You re right again. Now just say those three words.
“Too, two, twain”.
Excellent. Tomorrow I’ll teach you how to say ‘locomotive’.


  1. There is something so romantic about the idea of traveling by train. However the only trains I've been on are the ones at amusement parks - not quite the same thing.

  2. I once took the train from Boston to DC, pregnant and alone with my then two small children for a cousin's wedding. The trip was probably lovely, but the thing I remember most was telling my two year old son he had to apologize to the conductor for getting a pen mark on the wall when my back was turned ever so briefly, and the conductor--are you ready for this?--responded by flipping open his jack knife and holding it under the kid's throat and menacing him not to do that again. Then he flipped it closed again, turned to me, and asked with an innocent smile, There, Mom, will that do?

    The Wild West. Who knew it lived on somewhere around Rhode Island.

  3. Some of my best memories are traveling slow trains around the southern tip of the Kii peninsula in Japan. Wonderful journey, friendly people, best way to travel in my opinion :-}

  4. I love riding on trains but have to have a forward facing seat! BTW, Michael Palin described the train journey between Coleraine and Londonderry as one of the most beautiful in the world. Track is closed for repairs for a few more months but will resume soon (The bus isn't as nice. Misses the coast.)