Anyhow, just wanted to pop in quickly and let those who didn't hear earlier on Facebook know that my ex has decided that Jamie can come back up to Connecticut with me from Florida on the train so that she can have the opportunity to visit with her family up here for a bit. He's modifying his plans to come up in June to drive rather than fly so it will be easy enough for Jamie to go back down to Florida with them when they go. I asked him last night if there were any restrictions as to where we could leave from Florida (i.e., did I have to bring her back to Tampa first for any reason?) and he said that no, he thought it might be easier for me to leave from the eastern side of Florida if I was going to be over that way visiting friends anyway.
So ... with that in mind, I've been thinking that maybe we will swing by Saint Augustine on our way down to visit Bee and Charlie and spend Sunday there seeing the sights before continuing south on Monday. Right now I'm looking at taking the train back to Connecticut out of West Palm Beach on Tuesday morning so I think this plan just might work as long as I don't get too distracted by the history of Saint Augustine and a really cool lighthouse that I just found last night while fooling around on Google a bit. After all, I do love me a nice lighthouse!
I guess the question is: how much can I fit in between Friday when I leave Connecticut and Tuesday morning when we leave Florida? After all, I'll be able to catch back up on sleep on the train heading north so who needs it while I'm there??
Speaking of trains, here's a quick shot of a New England Central Railway engine that I took this past Wednesday morning while doing my hobo impression and hanging around the tracks up in Yantic for a bit. It was chilly and rainy and a lousy May day and this isn't one of my best shots but it's still a train, right?