Getting There From Here

Annika Backstrom
in misc, on 29 July 2003. It is tagged and #Personal.

I've logged sixty-four hours of long drives since the beginning of June. That's a lot.

No, this will not turn into yet another rant. It's just that every time I take these long trips, I can't help but wish for a better way to get where I'm going. Something safer, more comfortable, more convenient. Yes, to have a car is to be independant and free and all that, but it requires the driver's full attention, and so many drivers are downright inconsiderate. Cars are not my favorite thing. In Amtrack we Trust.

A part of me sincerely hopes that trains will have a resurgence in popularity. There's something about trains that draws me in. The gentle rocking back and forth, the trees rushing by on either side... I find them very soothing compared to the cutthroat driving of New York state.

Obviously, I need transportation once I get to my destination. Sadly, this means putting 800 miles on my ailing Escort for the convenience of having it at home. Someday soon, I'll be able to kill two birds with one stone. Amtrak already offers the Auto Train, able to ferry cars from Lorton, VA, to Sanford, FL. All the convenience of having my own car, and none of the aggrivations of driving. It's a start, though at over \$500 round-trip, it's hardly a bargain. Someday, though...

Midday musings of a bored college kid. Smile and nod, smile and nod.