The Sunday Traveler ~ Are We There Yet?


When the canyon and cliffs begin to show signs of more and more greenery I can sense that we’re nearing a new place. I’ve never taken this train trip before, so have no indication of what is coming next, or where any true demarcation lines are, if there are any, from one state to another. Isn’t this strange in today’s world of technology and GPS where we know exactly where we are at all times? The internet service was mostly non-existent as the train wound through canyons; and unlike highways, there are no signs to tell us it is x number of miles to x place. I realize I love this just being open to what comes next (what else is there?). Since I trust that the train will follow the tracks, and will take me where I’m supposed to be going, I can just sit back and truly enjoy the surprises as they come


I think I’m going to like Colorado if this keeps up


The land I come from, Northern California, has greenery like this for a brief period in spring, but is now a toasty brown from the summer heat and drought conditions. These incredible verdant scenes are something I can’t take my eyes off of.

Ah, civilization continues to exist after almost 31 hours of desert, canyons, and rivers. The train picks up speed, seemingly sensing my eagerness, and I finally have to ask “are we there yet?”



The conductor smiles and points out the window….almost


The Sunday Traveler will return next Sunday with a few scenes from a little place high up in the Colorado mountains where I had the pleasure of spending a few days with friends.

Until then



About Angeline M

Love travel and photography. Living in Northern California. Photos of locations visited are personal file photos.
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25 Responses to The Sunday Traveler ~ Are We There Yet?

  1. ChgoJohn says:

    Your trip took you through a wide range of terrain, I will say that, Angeline. You saw a little bit of everything. Fantastic! My thoughts while traversing Italy by train mirrored yours. I had a vague idea of the route but it was all new to me and I certainly had no idea of the countryside other than it was mountainous. Like you, I rather liked it that way. I found I was less anxious than if I knew I had, say, 10 more miles to go. It was truly more about the journey than the destination.


  2. Gorgeous scenery, Angeline. 🙂


  3. What a thrill it is to see Colorado for the first time. How did those mountains get to be so big?
    Great photos, story, and pleasure to hear and see your reactions to this most enchanting place.


  4. Oh how exciting .. I just love the image with the barn. Train travel is fab!


  5. Cannot wait to have you come again! Colorado is quite special – and the people are welcoming and fun! Love this journal……

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  6. thirdeyemom says:

    Beautiful Angeline! I love traveling by train. 😌


  7. I’m so enjoying being on this journey with you Angeline. I especially like the third, and second last photos.


  8. Amy says:

    What a scenery, Angline! These photos are like paintings, especially the 3rd one. I love Colorado, didn’t know you could take a train from CA.


  9. Angeline, how restorative and energizing–your trip also has a strong meditative part to it too. Marvelous set of images to remember your journey.


    • Angeline M says:

      Thanks, Sally. The trip definitely served as restoring my soul. Putting these posts together is certainly a great way to remember fun with friends while there, and beauty all along the way.


  10. Bumba says:

    Sounds like a great trip.


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