Friday, November 20, 2015

Silver Streak Redux

by Pa Rock
Traveling Fool

Gail and I are fixing to head out this morning, way before daylight, for a drive to Jefferson City where we will board the Silver Streak for a trip to Chicago.  Okay, it will just be an Amtrak train – not the Silver Streak – but that part of the route will be the same as the one traversed by Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor all those many years ago.    Hopefully our train will stop of its own accord when it reaches Union Station in Chicago tomorrow night – and not go plowing into the building!

This will be my sister’s first ride on a train.  She wanted to know if our luggage will be inspected (usually not) – and could she bring sharp objects and liquids?   (I’ve never been asked to surrender my fingernail clippers.)    I think that Gail will find that train travel is far less traumatizing than flying!

Tomorrow night we will be sitting in a box seat at the beautiful Lyric Opera in Chicago watching Gail’s granddaughter, Lauren Pfetcher, perform.

A train ride and a classy show.  Life just doesn’t get much better than that!

The forecast is for snow - and even that will be fun!

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