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Comment by sk8eycat on February 4, 2012 at 8:13pm

Patricia, about 5 years ago I had a pile of illustrated brochures from Canada Rail, or whatever it's called, and the Jasper trip was one that appealed to me (I'd like to walk on a real glacier), but I really, really want to go to Churchill.  I've wanted to see the Northern Lights since I was about 4 or 5 years old...it's a hunger...and I absolutely love riding trains.  I've taken the Coast Starlight to visit friends in Oregon and Washington about 5 times, and I'm always a little sad when I arrive at my destination.  I want to stay on the train forever.

I wish that, when I was younger, women had been allowed to work as car attendants, etc.  We weren't until the passenger service was taken over by Amtrak, but I would gladly have jumped at the chance to work on a passenger train when I was still physically able to do so.

One of my many ideas of "Heaven." 

Comment by sk8eycat on February 4, 2012 at 6:43pm

O, wow!  I love it!  But then I've wished I could afford to move to Canada for a long time.  And since I can't do that, my next fantasy is to take a long, long train trip from Los Angeles to Seattle, take the ferry from Seattle to Vancouver...get on another train in Vancouver and go to Winnipeg.  And then...my biggest dream...Go by rail, of course, from Winnipeg to Churchill, spend enough time in Churchill to see the bears and the Aurora and freeze my...ummm, yes, well...off.  Then do the whole trip in reverse.  With my face glued to the windows the entire time.  (I might take a few thousand pictures, too.)

It would be even more wonderful to do it with a group of friends.

*sigh*

Comment by Natalie A Sera on February 3, 2012 at 2:24pm

But Steve, you left out the Jutes and the Vikings -- don't you think they'd be feeling sad about their cultures being neglected by their descendant, that is, if they were still ABLE to think?????

Comment by sk8eycat on February 3, 2012 at 1:33pm

@dr kellie: By Bastet!  I knew they were out there! And that techies were being paid by some secret agency to delete them!

Comment by sk8eycat on February 3, 2012 at 1:21pm

@The Flying Atheist

Here's a link I found when I searched "IMBOLC" yesterday:

http://www.chalicecentre.net/imbolc.htm  and http://www.chalicecentre.net/celtic_festivals.htm

A  friend sent me an e-mail that said "Happy IMBOLC" and nothing else, so I had to find out WTF she meant! Thank Whatever for search engines!

(We ought to have a holiday, or something, to celebrate the development of the first search engine! Ya think? I couldn't function without them.)

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 3, 2012 at 12:48pm

From my antique postcard collection:



Comment by dr kellie on February 3, 2012 at 10:01am

I thought yall might like these photo-bombing space cats.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_P-yAkBbIV0&sns=em

Comment by The Flying Atheist on February 3, 2012 at 9:48am

I didn't know there was a separate Celtic calendar!  What's the history of their New Year date?

Comment by Steph S. on February 2, 2012 at 8:56pm

Happy Celtic New Year everyone!

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on February 2, 2012 at 8:41pm

Happy Celtic New Year to you too, sk8eycat!

 

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