Trains contributed so much to our country’s vitality, but unlike some other nations, we almost completely abandoned ours. (Sorry Amtrak.) Now everything about training seems, once again, exotic, adventurous – and best of all, practical.
In California, we’ve been promised high speed trains many times. Finally, we voted to re-build our rail system within this state, one link at a time, but now the start date of the program, like most big statewide improvements, is uncertain.
I’m counting the days/months/years until I’ll be able to hop on a high speed express from the northern part of the state where I live, to the southern part, where the rest of my family members live.
The “high-speed” part isn’t even the most important. I won’t mind spending time in a comfortable seat watching the world go by, instead of circling to find a parking spot at the airport. I don’t mind if it takes a while longer to arrive by train than it takes to fly to the same destination.
I’m ready – really really ready.
Ó Anita Garner 2009