I’m Back. What Did I Learn?

I'll be answering that question for some time to come. What I didn't learn is that the American people are open, kind, generous and willing to tell their stories of their lives and the places they come from. I didn't have to spend 10 nights in hotels and 8 nights sleeping coach on Amtrak to figure that out.

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Losing It

There’s a lot I can do with a title like that .  What I'm talking about is how much stuff I have lost since I started my trip.

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My Trains

As I'm learning, Amtrak is a collection of once independent train services around the country. Each has a rich history which I'll be learning about as I do this trip.  There are about 30 such lines but here are the ones I will be traveling on in order.

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America Lost

One of the things I’m looking forward to on the trip is seeing old train stations. Most were built at the height of The Industrial Age and represent an era now long gone. As I start I have only seen Penn Station, NewarK Penn Station and Philadelphia’s station.

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