Saturday, January 28, 2012

Training Myself To Take a Brief Glimpse Back

Yesterday I was going through my pictures from the Blogger's Cruise that I took on the Carnival Glory last February and realized that there were quite a few I had yet to actually DO anything with.  I guess that's what happens when you take over 1,200 pictures and then come home and take a lot more on top of those - some are bound to get lost in the shuffle ... or the uploading!

Even though these four that I'm posting today aren't from the actual cruise but from my train ride back to Connecticut after the cruise, I rather liked them so thought I'd share them here today.  As a quick background, when we got back from our cruise, Barb and I drove to Orlando from West Palm Beach (well, Barb drove and I "passenged" as my friend Patti likes to say!) so that I could catch my Amtrak train home as well as visit a bit with Morgen and Eyad before my train left.

After a very nice visit - which was short but better than no visit at all! - the boys drove me over to the Amtrak station in Orlando so that I could begin my journey home.  I was hopeful that I wouldn't have to deal with the same sort of rude passengers that were on-board my Amtrak train heading south and fortunately, I didn't.

Anyhow, here are just a couple of shots from that leg of my trip starting with Orlando and ending at Union Station in Washington D.C. with a stop in Richmond to stretch my legs! I hope you enjoy the views!

Orlando, Florida Amtrak Station
Amtrak Passenger Car
Washington DC's Union Station

Rather makes me wish I was taking a train ride to somewhere this year as in spite of "Ghetto Mom and Her Howling Houligans" on the ride to Jacksonville, I still do love a nice train ride!

12 comments:

  1. It just about HAD to be better goin' back, right? I sure wish I was training myself to pack for another cruise. Just saying.

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    1. Well unless that same rude woman was heading north at the same time then it HAD to be better!

      I find myself wishing I was packing for a cruise, too. I miss the sunrises/sunsets/room service/deck chairs ...!

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  2. Can't quite believe that it was nearly a year ago already!! sheesh where does time go?

    Love the train pics, definitely different from train stations over here and a lot warmer I guess :)

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  3. the orlando train station looks a lot like west palm beach's from the outside. it's really pretty i think...

    hugs, bee
    xoxoxoxoox

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    1. It reminds me a bit of some of the missions out in California and I think it's quite pretty also!

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  4. WOW the ceiling in that station is amazing!

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  5. What a cool train station. Pam and I keep saying that we want to take a train trip, but we just don't plan for it. It's on the list of things to do on the proverbial some day.

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  6. The station is very pretty! I miss train riding. Used to almost every weekend back in Czech...

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  7. Lovely pics, especially the ceiling. I'm glad you didn't run into more rudeness. That always makes for a bad trip.

    Will be thinking of you tomorrow as well.

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  8. Very pretty indeed.
    Thinking of you and that other trip you're taking. Hugs.

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  9. Gorgeous shots, dear Linda. I especially love the one of the ceiling in the train station, absolutely fabulous! I've never been on a train, believe it or not!! lol I've just never needed to take one but one of these days I'd love to go on a trip taking one. It's on my Bucket List:-) xoxo

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  10. i love the picture of train and clean platform. Place is looking nice. Have a great Journey.

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