Part 4: The Empire Builder
Finally I board the train.
It's called The Empire Builder. First I sit on the left, but
immediately move to the other side. I want to be able to see
Glacier National Park when we go through Montana. I manage
to get two seats to myself. There is so much leg room on this
And off we go...
It takes forever to get out
of Chicago. It is exactly like we were taught in high school
and also uni, and the suburbs seem to go on and on.
Once we're out of Chicago,
the landscape hurries by. Lakes, pastures, fields, small towns.
Passengers getting off and on the train. Glenview, Illionois...
My little atlas is my best
friend right now. I see some fireworks on the way. I fall
asleep. Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota
I wake up just enough to see the town made famous
by the Cohen brothers' movie.
I'm in a strange half-asleep
state I only get into on trains. Trains are like a second
home for me. I love traveling long distances by train, even
if it sometimes means it is more expensive than going by plane.
Part 5: Some
travelogue is part of the subside