Riding American Rails, Part 1: Off to a Start


It was a 7am wakeup call which lead us into the Austin morning. A final breakfast shared as a whole family before the boys would leave their sweet woman to embark on a crossing of countries, a ride aboard a double decker Amtrak car which would carry them into the frigid northlands of Chicago and then on to Pittsburgh, PA.

The journey no doubt will be perilous with restless leg syndrome and a lack of nicotine, but our young adventurers are stalwart, surely, and will find solace in comic books and Go Fish.

Until we meet again…