Friday, February 25, 2011

Five on Friday - The "Train" Version

Anyone who didn't see this week's theme for Five on Friday coming please raise your hand as I've got to think that it would have been way obvious. Oh, and if you thought I was going to do a seafaring sort of cruise theme then you should have your hand raised while you're reading this because you're wrong!

Nope, this week I decided to go with a train theme being as how that's exactly where I should be on this last Friday in February - sitting comfortably while looking out the window of an Amtrak car as I watch the miles roll by.  Rather than flying down to Florida for my cruise, I decided to do something I've wanted to do for a very long time and take the train instead.  Yes, it takes a lot longer but it appeals to that love of trains that I inherited from my grandfather.  As a matter of fact, I'm willing to bet that Gramp will be right there along with me in spirit for my trip from New London to Jacksonville. Y'all honestly have no idea how much I've been looking forward to this particular leg of my vacation - seriously.

So, with that, I leave you with five songs that mention trains somewhere in their title.  I could have certainly gone with a lot more than five but I hope you like the five that I ended up choosing. I'm kind of partial to Cat Stevens and The Monkees this week myself!

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If you get the chance, pop on over to Trav's Thoughts, the master of this meme, and see what he and the other FOF'ers have chosen for their Friday offerings. I can tell you that my friend Jamie from the Left Coast did her Five on Friday in my honor this week and if you click over to there you'll find some party and/or silly songs and the beverages to go with them designed to put me in the mood for my first ever cruise. What a gal! Thanks, Jamie! I'll take one of each!


  1. YAY! Finally some songs I actually know! I saw from your twitter update that you've been on the train for about an hour! Enjoy! I want to take the train to Boston in the fall so I know just how you feel!

    See you tomorrow early! I'll be waiting at the station! Big hugs :]

  2. And I'll be imagining the whole trip. Talk about stepping back to quieter and more peaceful transportation with train and ship. Good set and leads to so many more train songs.

  3. I can imagine how excited you are about the train part of your trip and then of course you have the added bonus of the cruise!


    I used to ride the train to commute both in NY and MA, but never on a trip like yours. I have always talked about it, but never done it...someday

  5. Have a great time! And thanks for the train tunes!

  6. Last Train To Clarksville HAD to be there!

  7. I love travelling by train, too, Linda - hope that leg of your journey and the cruise to come is a dream come true.

  8. Have a wonderful time! I enjoyed your musical train set. :)


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