Saturday, January 30, 2010

Announcing a new blog, about nothing in particular

I have been writing an irregular series of posts on my diary at Daily Kos about my regular train travels. I decided to collect them in one place and will be posting them occasionally on a new blog, The Surfliner Stories. It's a completely non-political blog, it has nothing to do with religion, gay marriage, or current events. It's not even really about trains. It's pieces I've written that are descriptive vignettes and simple reflections of life seen through a train window. In fact you'll probably find it very boring! But stop by if you need a snooze. :^)


Grandmère Mimi said...

Good grief, IT! How many blogs does that make now? I'll truck on over there to check it out.

IT said...

Well, Mimi, it's stuff I've already written/am writing, and I have no need to post on it frequently.

So once the design's done, which it is, there's really no extra work to it.

David |Dah • veed| said...

I hate to fly. Actually it is a phobia.

I love to ride the train. I have traveled the US on Amtrak a number of times; the Empire Builder from Seattle to Chicago, the Capitol Limited from Chicago to Washington, DC, one of the Silver Services from DC to NYC, the Texas Eagle from San Antonio to Chicago, the Sunset Limited one-way from Orlando to Los Angeles, and round trip twice from San Antonio to Los Angeles, and the Coast Starlight from Los Angeles to Seattle.

Next I want to take Mexico's only surviving passenger train, El Chepe. It travels from Chihuahua, Chihuahua to Topolobampo, Sinaloa through Las Barrancas del Cobre (the Copper Canyon). Four times bigger than the Grand Canyon with 657 kilometres of railroad tracks, covering altitudes from sea level to 2500+ metres with 86 tunnels and 37 bridges.

And one day I want to travel across Canada by VIA Rail.

IT said...

The pace of life is different on a train, for sure. And you see things in a different way. Of course the time issue is not insgnificant for long distances--but for mid-distances, it makes a lot of sense!