RotR went dark for a while, I know. And while the site has been quiet, I've still been riding the rails. I circled the Tehachapi Loop, I've been down to Bristol, VA, I've ridden the Tweetsie Railroad, I rode the old Virginian between Roanoke and Hurt, VA, I had a weeklong odyssey from Santa Fe to LA to San Fran, I've ridden the Buckingham Branch from Dillwyn to Bremo Bluff, VA, and also rode the BB from Gordonsville to Doswell, VA (a minor personal victory, if I don't say so), I visited the California State Railroad Museum in Sacramento, I rode to the final two Space Shuttle Launches (Baltimore to Orlando), I wandered aimlessly around the Galveston Railroad Museum, I visited and rode the Heart of Dixie and North Alabama Railroad excursion trains, and I thrice commuted from Anniston, AL to the DC/Baltimore region.
I've been busy.
The trip coming up tomorrow, however, is going to be one for the books, and I wasn't about to let RotR sit idle. I won't let on what it is, but here are some hints: Cascades, Vancouver, Jasper, Winnipeg, Toronto, Niagara Falls, Buffalo, New York. If that doesn't spill the beans, then nothing will. The trip begins tomorrow. I am planning to update enroute for the duration of the trip, but I'm on more of a shoestring budget than I've been in years past. I think that I've got everything figured out for internet access enroute, but I won't really know until Tuesday evening when the meat of the trip begins. At minimum, I'll update when I come across WiFi hotspots intermittently.