Thursday, May 1, 2014
This was not just a pose, and my drink was not just a prop. Today's temperature highs were in the 90s (Fahrenheit, of course). Fizzy water with lemon essence, apple syrup, and whole frozen strawberries: a cool savior.
Anyway, tonight I'm boarding a train to Portland, Oregon. It won't be my first experience heading to that city, nor traveling on the tracks, nor traveling alone. But it will be my first time doing all of those things at once. I don't know if the nerves are from excitement or the coffee I drank earlier, but I'm trembling as I type.
My mom's best friend's family lives in Portland. I'm used to visiting in winter rather than spring; most years we drive up there for Christmas or New Year's Eve. This solo trip is just for the heck of it. I guess it's a vacation, although I'm going to work while I'm there. However, I'm not bringing the camera--one less sensitive, expensive device to take on Amtrak--so I'll have to get creative about blog content. Stay tuned...