Day 17 of this Amtrak Residency. Greetings from Maine, where I am approaching mile 8360, and the end of this incredible journey. You can read previous entries about the trip on this same site, or at the Amtrak blog here.
Awoke in the Charles Hotel in Cambridge. Spent most of the day writing. It was delightful, and a little bit sad, to step onto my “home” train, the Downeaster, and begin the last, relatively short leg of this trip north. I hope to be in Belgrade Lakes, Maine by 9.
Tomorrow I have to go to New York City for four days. I’m flying.
Thanks for traveling along with me on this journey. Hey, now it’s your turn.
You’re sick of hangin’ around and you’d like to travel;
Get tired of travelin’ and you want to settle down.
I guess they can’t revoke your soul for tryin’,
Get out of the door and light out and look all around.
“Come along, Mrs. Thornhill.”