Hello! I'm Linda, and I'm a writer in Pittsburgh, Pa. I write mostly humor essays and novels (usually humorous).
At the top of my bucket list for most of my adult life has been a cross-country train trip. I've never been on a train, except a short jaunt from London to Stratford about 8 years ago. And the little choo-choo at the amusement park when my kids were little.
My goal for the trip was simply to take the trip. Oh, and to write about it. A collection of travel essays, from (probably) a humorous and fun perspective. I've already had my cartoonist hard at work on the cover art (see below).
ANYWAY, due to a perfect storm of events, including having received a little Amtrak credit from a friend who can't use it (but which expires next summer), I'm actually going on my bucket list trip in the spring!
So, I'm here reading all sorts of travel reports from you fine folks, and I'm sure I'll have a ton of newbie questions. I'm a bit nervous about doing all this on my own (I'm 55 and feel silly even saying that), but I'm so excited I can't even express it properly. And I really gotta stop going to the Amtrak site and using the little 360-degree animations for the sleeper cars. It's pathetic of me.