I concluded my first full day on the train, And it was lovely. I recovered from work exhaustion and grumpiness by taking many naps! That rocking motion and the fact that I am small enough to curl up in my seat helped that.
we stopped in a tiny town called hornepayne and got off the train for about 10 minutes of fresh air and some big bites.
I also discovered that there snack car has sloane tea - my favourite brand - and I have begun a theiving/hoarding regime.
we are 6 hours behind schedule due to having to stop to let freight trains go by! This kind of sucks but I have no sense of urgency. Life on the train is singular and peculiar. The outside world provides a gorgeous backdrop but whizzes by fast enough that I don't feel anchored to it.
Also our timing is fully out of my control and I am happy to surrender any sense of responsibility to it. This is the exact opposite feeling Of my daily life and a welcome respite.
Today I will continue to nap, read, colours and hang out with my family.
I'll head to the dome car and hope the loud youngins aren't there.
At some point today we will enter Manitoba, a province I've never been to! How exciting!