Soon to be on the road again
I don't understand where all this gear comes from.
I swear I pack light.
And then, my bags are so heavy.
I buy books, magazines, a shirt or two, pants, socks.
Oh, a hat for the tropical sun.
Oh, yeah, I bought a laptop .
Ooh, a digital camera. And the accessories, the manuals, the
cords, power cords, the connectors.
oh, and a cell phone.
My kids sure feel that I travel safer with the cell phone.
I do delete some old files so the laptop is lighter for just a while.
But I always add more material to my documents and pictures.
How heavy are electrons, and magnetic patterns laid down onto media?
I opted for first class Amtrak this time.
I just couldn't face the torture of coach seats, and
sleeping two nights in a coach seat.
This is an experiment, and I'll find out if the triple total
is worth the cost.
Yes, I know the meals in the dining room are included.
But the major factor will be if I sleep well, and
arrive on the west coast rested and not-in-pain.
Oh, for a good night's sleep. Oh, for no pain.