Trains, Walks

The Light at the End of the Tunnel

The converted railway is super flat and super wide, so it’s an easy walk with spectacular views.

Distractions, Flying, Musings, Road Trip, Trains, Travel

Wanderlust, Moving and A World of Change

A friend from high school recently moved to a new home. It was one of several she’s made in recent years. She and I are very alike that way. In the past eight years I have had six homes. That’s six full-scale, move-everything-you-own-to-a-new-place homes.  Packing and unpacking are routine chores. In fact, we grew up… Continue reading Wanderlust, Moving and A World of Change

Distractions, Flying, Musings, Trains, Travel

Travel … or Escape?

I am a writer and travel is my muse. Almost every time I board a plane or a train or even get into a car for a road trip my mind begins to work up some sort of story or thought. I have napkins full of scribbled thoughts. I have filled the margins of the… Continue reading Travel … or Escape?

Diversion, Musings, Road Trip, Route 66, Trains

The Lonesome Road*

It is a lonesome road, but in its starkness, there is beauty and serenity that can only be found when you avoid the beaten path.

Diversion, Trains

There’s Something About a Train

There's something about a train ... I started a new routine this morning that involves commuting from a town 50 miles from my office in the Washington, DC metro area. On the well-appointed Virginia Railway Express train, I felt a bit like Don Draper or any other of the executives who made their way from… Continue reading There’s Something About a Train