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Choo choo!

So last night I got back from a whirlwind, magical journey to New York City (where everyone’s your friend, according to They Might Be Giants). As I compile photos and narrative from this wonderful time – which I cannot wait to share with you – I wanted to tell you about a first for me: this trip marked the first time I took a train from one city to another in the United States (I took a bullet train from Osaka to Hiroshima when visiting Japan in 2002). Amtrak was amazing and business class was worth every penny.

To document this awesomeness, I took hourly notes, which was very fun and kept me ‘in the moment’ throughout my trip. Enjoy!

Hour by Hour on the Pennsylvanian

(I saw this photo and was all, “Or what? The devil is going to get me?” Because that’s what I saw first…)

Hour 1: Breakfast! Bye, Pittsburgh!
Hour 2: iPod, you make me sad. Don’t lie about your age (battery life) when I forgot my charger.
Hour 3: Took a break from working to see the infamous historical Horseshoe Curve. Did you know it was targeted by the Nazis?
Hour 4: Mario 3, you are still just as fun 20 years later!
Hour 5: I think it’s nap time. Talk to me, Jenny Lawson. Ooo, cows!
Hour 6: Holy crap, giant eagle. Not the store. Like a big-ass bird. Freaking sweet.
Hour 7: There really is something to this whole work-on-trains thing.
Hour 8: I looked up and was all, “Man, this area looks crappy.” Realized we were coming into Philadelphia. Wah-waaaah.
Hour 9: We are now going in the opposite direction. I feel like I’m backing up really fast.
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