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Awaiting my last train ride home. In an hour, we board the Coast Starlight which will return us to Seattle about 35 hours from now. I’ve enjoyed the trip, but I’m so very ready to be home. I guess that means a 30-day trip was exactly right.

We slipped out to Olivera St.–the “Mexico replica” street beside the station, but every place was closed except one. We had delicious Mexican breakfasts and bought burritos for the train. I loved it, although my son scorched his tongue and the experience was therefore ruined.

I haven’t been following blogs, or LiveJournals, or anything except Twitter, and even that has been pretty sporadic. You can see some pretty terrible pictures at https://twitter.com/byharryconnolly/media mixing in among my other stuff.

As for my books, I’d hoped to finish One Man on this trip, but it’s too hard to write on the train. Too chaotic and distracting, even with my headphones on. Plus, a month of iffy sleep hasn’t left me at my best.

Soon, it will be over. I’ve really enjoyed this trip, but I’m ready to be back at my book in a big way.

Mirrored from Harry Connolly. You can comment here but not there.


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May. 11th, 2016 06:44 pm (UTC)
ah the Costal Starlight, you will pass through Oregon City on the way back to Seattle, and if you have daylight, you should be able to see the end of the Oregon Trail, as its right across from the train station (to the right side of the train) . Consider yourself waved at as you pass us by.
May. 12th, 2016 02:08 am (UTC)
Oregon City? I don't see that on our schedule and I can't Google well on train wifi. I don't think it's on this trip.
May. 12th, 2016 06:53 am (UTC)
then its not stopping, but its at mile 202 from Seattle. I checked the Amtrak sked and only the Cascade stops here on ORC.
May. 11th, 2016 08:40 pm (UTC)
I love walking over to Olivera Street before commencing a trip.

Have a lovely ride up the coast, and I wish you good rest in your own bed at the end!
May. 12th, 2016 02:15 am (UTC)
I only wish we could have visited later in the morning when there would be more people there than the guy who cooked our breakfast, private security, and dozens of sketchy homeless dudes.

And thank you! Only one more night to sleep in a chair, and then it's heavenly rest.
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