Monday, June 17, 2019

Ride the Rails

Our Friday adventure took us to Palestine Texas (about a 2 hour drive).  There we enjoyed a vintage train ride from Palestine to Rusk through the Piney Woods of East Texas. Fifty mile round-trip chug - I love the sound of a train whistle, the clack of the tracks, the whoosh.  Rolling hills, forest thicket, and twenty-four bridges.

A narrator filled us in on the history of the trains and the area. A soundtrack also accompanied the ride - amazing how many songs involve trains - Love Train, Peace Train, Locomotion, Midnight Train to Georgia, etc.

Ray and I had seats in an air-conditioned car, but we also wandered over to the open air car. It was a pleasant day and the breeze, wooden benches, and chatter of families added to the aura.

Fun jaunt riding the rails of history.       

Choo! choo!


  1. Sounds like a fun time chugging along indeed.

  2. You sure know how to have a good time. Fun day trip.

    Have a great week, Joanne.

    1. I try to find new little stuff to do. It was a good day

  3. I didn't get to Texas whilst visiting the US.
    This sure looks like fun.


  4. All aboard! Great way to spend some time.