Travel Harmonies: In Memoriam – Memorial Day

Some Gave All

War Time, Gettysburg National Military Park, Detail from sculptural group, Pennsylvania, USA

Weekend Music Share: For All The Sisters

For All the American Women

Fighting the War

Being Waged To Keep Us Down

 

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Railroad Ruminations

I have decided to go for atmosphere over focus and clarity, both of which are hard to achieve on a moving train. Last night departing Kansas City about 10 pm.

Prairie Moonrise at Sunset

Dusk fell soon after the train departed Chicago. The gray skies cleared as the moon rose. Amazing what a smart phone can do through a dirty train window in low light. With a little help from Snapseed

On the Rails Again

Cross country rail adventure

My home for the next three days. I am taking the train from Washington DC to Los Angeles California to visit one of my sisters. 64 hours, not counting a 6 hour break in Chicago where I change trains. Just over 3000 miles. It’s a big country. One of my bucket list adventures.

A Cool Car That Caught My Eye

Irene

A 1962 Willys

My brother owns a 1962 Willys Jeep Station Wagon named Irene. Produced by Willys-Overland from 1946-1964, the Willys Wagon was a forerunner of today’s SUV.  Willys-Overland manufacture the Jeeps used by the American military in World War II.  Irene is in fantastic condition with most of its original interior. The dash board is unusual. The radio sits behind the steering wheel. The gauges are large and are in the middle. It has four stick shifts. Getting in and out of the back seat is a bit of a struggle. My brother raised gladiolas and used Irene to transport them.

From Wikipedia:  “They were the first mass-market all-steel station wagons designed and built as a passenger vehicle. . . . With over 300,000 wagons and its variants built in the U.S., it was one of Willys’ most successful post-World War II models.”

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