Emeryville Amy

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Thursday, September 29, 2005

Glass Half Full


I love to travel, to plan trips, to remember good times traveling... but as all travelers know, it can be a lot of work and sometimes involves discomfort, inconvenience, frustration, patience...not so much that I don't want to do any more, just enough to know that the experience can be made great or terrible depending on one's attitude.

My big 4 straight days on the train can be seen in different lights. Some passengers were having a great time and others complained quite a bit. I chose to be positive, but I could have gone over to the dark side.

Here's how I see it


1. Having a bed to sleep in with pillows 1. Sleeping in a tiny claustrophobic space.
and comforter.

2. Gentle rocking to sleep. 2. Vigorous shaking and sudden violent jerks waking you up.

3. Freedom to walk around. 3. Staggering like a drunk, crashing into walls when the ride gets rough.

4.Getting to meet new people at every meal. 4. Having to meet new people at every meal.

5. Bunking near the toilet for easy access. 5. Everybody stumbling by all of the time to use the toilet.

6.Fresh air stops every 24 hours or so. 6. Pouring rain on your only stop in 24 hours.

7.Having someone else cook and serve every 7. Having to eat someone else's cooking for 4 days.
meal for 4 days

8. Losing track of time. 8. Trying to remember a time when you weren't on the train...

9. Seeing amazing scenery. 9. Just missing taking one great photo after another.

10."Getting to"" sleep on the train for a 4th night. 10. Having to get up at 5:30 a.m. to get off the train.

11.Receiveing a free upgrade to 1st class on next ride. 11. Arriving 8 hours late.

So I guess it is all in how you see it. Have a great day!!


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