Eddie's an old-soul Navy reservist
who lives on Whidbey Island, WA
Sharon from Seattle:
We share energetic snark about the state of the world:
Passenger trains run late because freight trains have the right of way. So you might sit on a side rail while freight moves up or down the main line...and you might do this for quite a while. Amtrak's not your first choice for punctuality, but then I'm not certain air travel is so different.
We're now in the observation car, reading and writing to you. The downside to this moment is the guy proselytizing to anyone who will listen. He's tedious and we're both trying not to hear him, but we may be driven back to our room.