Once in awhile,
I get to take the train.
Train access is limited
out here in mid-America,
but I can catch it at 3 a.m.
in Newton, KS.,
and 30 (or so) hours laterbe in Los Angeles.
And along the way,
relax
and enjoy the countryside
in Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico,
Arizona and California.
And meet people with fascinating
stories.
And nap and read
and produce much less carbon dioxide.

IMG_0058Kansas

IMG_0033An Oasis

IMG_0063Wild Morning Glories from Oklahoma to New Mexico

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The Rockies

IMG_0069Remnants of Fire Two Years Ago in the Raton Pass

IMG_0039Artwork on the Rails

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New Mexico

IMG_0081Dust Storm in Arizona

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Arizona

IMG_0086Conductor Confab Near the End of This Journey

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Morning Light on the San Bernadino Mountains

IMG_0092The Wires, First Signs of L.A.