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... incorporated carved pieces of walnut into the work. They were really beautiful. Some of the glass reminded us of the super high quality work done by our friend, Al Garber, in New Haven, whose lamps, sun catchers and other decorative pieces still adorn our house.
(we'll add pictures tomorrow.I hope.)
And, p.s., the truck's complaints had vanished this morning... so no hour-plus trip to uncertain expense and delay to get it fixed.
... hold the camera steady while standing on a movable bridge so we took the train pics from solid ground. Then we rode the afternoon departure which included two restored Wabash cabooses now rented as overnite (or longer) lodging at the end of the (currently) usable track, about 10 miles from the terminal. It's a pretty ride, with plenty of curves to offer additional photo opportunities. The cabooses get set off on stub tracks beside the Greenbrier River... and then it's back to ...
... train, but we could still hear it, and thought it was coming our way. Then the sounds got fainter and then stopped. Then we heard a whistle and more train sounds, so we waited, but they stopped again. We decided to wait five more minutes, and our patience paid off. The train eventually came around the bend, and we got some more pictures.
Back to the station for lunch and shots of the next train leaving. Then we headed back toward our campground.
On the ...
... abut another possible vantage point, but it was on private property. We didn't really
think we had time to get permission and still find the spot in time, but once in the general area, we found a campground with a "welcome" sign. Since we could hear the train's whistle, we drove through the campground on a road that got ever smaller until i suddenly saw what
looked like railroad tracks. I got out of the truck to look, and, sure enough, that's what they ...
Never thought I'd say this, but I'm missing my technology! At the moment, and probably for the next couple of days, we have no cell phone service and no email. Last night we had cell phone and email, but no internet. I can't touch base with the cat sitter, and I can only get on the internet if I sit at the picnic table outside the camper. It rained earlier, so the picnic table hence is wet and the sun on my iPad screen is making it hard to see. ...
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