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You meet a lot of interesting people when you travel. Like that nice man in Denver. And this guy on an Amtrak. I'm a little jealous of your conversation starting abilities, lol.
"Where did you grow up?"
"What was your favorite meal your mom made?"
"Tell me how to make it?"
every time the conversation goes dead. Everyone always has an answer, and I always learn something!
But trains are just big conversations starters no matter what. You're all just sitting there riding together for hours at a time, I got all these architecture lessons from some old guy between Cumberland Gap and Indiana... and a guy from St. Paul who worked in a train museum... and a kid running away from home (he had used my cell to call his friend in Pittsburgh so I was later able to ask his friend if he had gotten home safely and he had)...
that was fun. I need a train trip again.