Thursday, August 25, 2011

Trains and Tracks

Salutations from the rain and wet District of Columbia! Here is my account of my train ride back! Here's a photo I took of my parents at lunch. Can't you see the family resemblance? Err...guess I should have used my flash here...whoops!

Here are some photos from my train journey, which, I'm sorry to report, was nothing like the Hogwarts Express!
Pretty much all my experience with trains comes from television. Being on a train wasn't like a 1940's movie either. But, hey look! Construction cones!
Cozy chairs. Ps. I think this is around the point the people behind me started to worry about me and why I was taking pictures of the train.
Hello luggage. Please don't fall on my head if we take a turn. Thanks!
Anyone else wanna sing? Took the midnight train going anywheerrreee....

Hello electricity epicenter, keep doing what you do (although I'm not really sure what that is, I'm sure people appreciate it).
Highway down yonder.

Mostly I saw rundown buildings and graffiti. I think graffiti is pretty swell so welcome to my photo montage:
I wonder if it's hard to pick your graffiti name, I struggle with name picking. Getting a blog name was hard enough, and I don't think Katie Lady Loo carries a lot of street cred (I'm working on that).
This was supposed to be a picture of a passing Acela train, turns out they are very very fast. I blinked and they were already in Arkansas. Acela must be french for "Does not mess around."
I peeked for gators here but didn't find any.
Nature, isn't she grand?
Oh hello, I think I met your cousin earlier.
I will call this one "Peeking out the window." Deep! Intellectually stimulating!
I
Only a few more stops to go! Woohoo!
 By the end of the trip the car was pretty empty so I could stretch out and live large.
More electricity looking things, they are everywhere!
Rundown train cars, I hoped this wasn't foreshadowing for the rest of my journey! There was a snack cart but there is no telling how long we could live off that for. If I had to survive in the wild I think I would be ready to give up the ghost the moment my cell phone battery died. That's the sad truth.
And I made it!!! I was lugging my suitcase at this point so no more pictures. (Just fyi my arm is sore this morning! I gotta start pumping some iron!)
Any day that ends up at Shake Shack is a good day in my back. Welcome back to DC self!
I'm wearing jeggings and I think I understand what love is now. They are so comffffyyy!
Here I am being a ninja, it's a hobby.

I tried to take some outside pictures in the POURING rain! I scurried back for an umbrella three seconds after these were taken.

43 comments:

  1. Looks like a fun ride :D
    I used to take train pretty much every day to get to school.

    Thanks for your kind comment (:
    http://lostinpattern.blogspot.com/
    xx Brigita

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love train rides! your photos make me wish I was traveling with you! Have fun and safe travels! xo

    ReplyDelete
  3. looking cute with your high bun!:)

    ReplyDelete
  4. lovely pics. i also love grafitti!! theres something just really real about it...xxx

    ReplyDelete
  5. nice blog and really beautiful pictures. I like it <3

    Lisa from lebeberlin.net

    ReplyDelete
  6. great blog!

    http://lusciousstyle.blogspot.com/
    visit my blog :)

    ReplyDelete
  7. Such a strange train, definitely looks like a plane :)

    ninety2wo.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  8. Cool photos, I really like the sortof urban documentary vibe ;)
    x

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love travelling in a train! :)
    And I love your top, it's so cute!

    ReplyDelete
  10. i love train travel, and your little ballerina bun is adorable

    ReplyDelete
  11. HAH, if only taking the train to school was like boarding the Hogwarts Express..

    ReplyDelete
  12. Fab post love the images?
    An there is something so exciting about train journeys feels like your on a little adventure.
    Love your blog.

    Abigail x

    ReplyDelete
  13. Ah yes DC Graffiti + you gotta love it.

    Wyetha

    ReplyDelete
  14. Your outfit is so chanel! Love it! :D

    Have a Good Day!

    David

    VirtuallyStunning.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  15. ugh you east coasters always make me so jealous with your shake shacks.

    LOVE the graffiti shots you took.

    ReplyDelete
  16. I still find trains uber sexy ;) Looks like a good time was had! Let's be ninjas together? xxAnisa

    ReplyDelete
  17. I wish they would make flash for my cell phone :p

    ReplyDelete
  18. That's great photography! You are cute! :D

    ReplyDelete
  19. I really enjoyed reading this post! I liked your comments ont he pictures you have shot! And you look great even in the rain!
    Xx
    http://dontcallmefashionblogger.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. this makes me miss all the train rides when travelling through europe a couple years back.

    xx from hong kong :)
    www.ldmldmldm.com

    ReplyDelete
  21. wow looks like you had lotsa fun there :D
    X
    http://monicakosasih.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  22. Very much like your post. Looks like a great ride.

    http://mini-lemon.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  23. Hi ninja! :) I love trains, they are really retro :) Except those new ones :) They are not retro at all.. I would make new fast trains that also look retro!

    ReplyDelete
  24. I wish I travelled as much as you! These photos are great and I love your hair!

    ReplyDelete
  25. I like our European train stations way better! :)

    ReplyDelete
  26. love your top! i would like to be on a plane right NOW!!!!

    xx
    http://www.trend-ish.com

    ReplyDelete
  27. so so cute! LOVE IT :)

    xx

    natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  28. I hate trains! But it seems you enjoyed yourself :)

    ReplyDelete
  29. Love the post! These are some great pictures! I really feel like i was there with you haha :) xo

    ReplyDelete
  30. I lovee trains haha, I mean train photos :)
    Nice photos~

    ReplyDelete
  31. Thank you for taking us on this journey. The shots are brilliant. Hope you are not being effected my the Hurricane. Xxxx

    ReplyDelete
  32. cool graffiti pics -- i havent been on the amtrak is soooo long.

    Chic on the Cheap

    ReplyDelete
  33. I don't really like trains, maybe because it was a time I had to take one everyday & it was pretty boring. I prefer bus, car or anything with wheels.

    ReplyDelete
  34. I love taking the train. Great pictures today!

    ReplyDelete
  35. great article, love the pics! ♥

    ReplyDelete
  36. these pictures are awesome!
    Daisy
    http://invisableone.blogspot.com
    xx

    ReplyDelete

Thanks so much for commenting, I can't wait to see what you have to share! I hope you will considering following my blog, I'd love to see you again ;)