Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Writer's block?

Blah blah blah blah...this is what Charlie Brown's teacher always says when he's in school. Did teachers really sound that way? I'm wondering if it's because the cartoonist (bless his soul), didn't really know what he wanted the teacher to say.

Well, to keep matters simple, I'm at a lost for words, so that's why I started this post with "blah blah blah". Since I retired, my life has become a day to day existence. Nothing much exciting going on. When I travel, there's nothing really worth mentioning here. But at least I can take pictures and share some of the sites with you.

Be on the lookout in a few weeks for a few pics from my trip to Chicago. I'm leaving May 11 on Amtrak. That is, if the flooding in MO and IL has ceased. As of now, they are experiencing a disruption in service. No thru trains from Memphis to Carbondale IL. The train stops in Memphis, then turns around and comes back to New Orleans. The train that leaves Chicago stops in Carbondale, turns around and goes back to Chicago. This leaves the passengers who have tickets to Chicago in a fog. Is Amtrak busing them from Memphis to Carbondale and vice versa? What route would they take if all the roads are flooded? Does anyone know?

If you've been on the City of New Orleans recently and have experienced anything out of the ordinary, please let me know!

Hopefully in two weeks the flood waters will have abated.

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