Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee

Waylaid by a Train Museum

Lisa called a while ago to tell me that her progress today was impeded by her stumbling onto the Monticello Railway Museum, where she spent a few hours taking pictures and talking to people. She told me she's very disappointed that she pushed the wrong button and therefore missed recording a former Illinois Central engineer talk about his experiences running passenger trains from the end of private service through his retirement from Amtrak.

She also reports that the second rest area on I-74 had a no-long-parking restriction as well and she hopes that the one at the final rest area before Ohio doesn't have that restriction; otherwise, she'll have to find a Wal-Mart and hope for the best. Yes, I know that in general, Wal-Mart stores are very tolerant of people parking overnight in their parking lots, but Lisa is a trouble magnet when it comes to these things. If there's one Wal-Mart in the country that runs off overnight parkers, she'll manage to find it.
Tags: lisa, trains

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