Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Riding the Rails

One summer, when I was a teen, I rode the Amtrak from Kelso, Washington to Eugene, Oregon to visit my grandmother. What a great way to travel! The seats were comfortable, I could walk around, the scenery was different than by car, and I could read and write without being sick. I still remember the ride down, writing a letter to my best friend, eating crunchy Cheetos, while thin metal bracelets jangled on my wrist and the countryside whizzed by. I felt very cosmopolitan.

Shirt, Old Navy. Shorts, Charlotte Russe. Moccasins, Minnetonka. Bag and sunglasses, Walgreen’s. Earrings, vintage. Bracelet, thrifted. Rings, vintage and PuzzrollRings.

I haven’t taken another long train ride (other than riding on top of a train down the Nariz del Diablo in Ecuador). However, I have a train trip from Chicago to Glacier National Park on my bucket list. I’ll be sure to bring along the crunchy Cheetos and an armful of bangles.

Photos by Beefy Muchacho Nikon DX AF-S Nikkor 55-200mm 1:4-5.6G lens


Rija said...

I love riding on the train, too. I've taken several long distance trips and that Chicago to Glacier trip is on my list too. I suggest getting a roomette for a different experience. I wish I could go tomorrow. Alas, there's the 'it costs money' thing :)

Catherine @ Not Dressed As Lamb said...

Such a pretty bag, Kasmira - and I love how you rock simple shorts and denim shirt, your running obviously pays off because your legs are so fabulous!!

The train ride sounds wonderful... somehow taking the train anywhere in the UK is the dullest thing in the world. You pay a fortune for no seat and long delays. Your bucket list ride sounds so much better :))

Happy Fourth to you sweetie!

Catherine x

Elli Davis said...

I love riding trains as well. You need to be very careful with what you wear though. Your outfit looks very comfy and chique at the same time. I love your earrings.:) Riding a train to Glacier sounds like a great idea since it is so beautiful and I bet you will be able to enjoy the scenery.:)