Songs About Travel

“Leaving on a jet plane.  Don’t know when I’ll be back again.”

“I took a trip on a Gimini space craft, and I thought about you.”

padresWell, I’m not leaving on a plane or a space craft, but instead on a rail-guided transportation vehicle. But I will be thinking about you.  My 31-day Amtrak adventure begins tonight.  Tomorrow I will receive a personal transport from Alpine to Marfa and this weekend will enjoy the Grand Opening of Padre’s Marfa.  Bringing frequent live music, into-the-evening dining, and a honky-tonk/dance hall to the Trans Pecos.  All in the body of a repurposed funeral home.

I was out there in September and the roof and the floor were both still works in progress. It’ll be nice to see.

Oh, and name the above artists.

Tentative Itinerary

If you haven’t noticed me mention it yet, I am planning a 31 day Amtrak trip from Houston, mostly to the west.  Two key points on the schedule are Padre’s Grand Opening over Memorial Weekend in Marfa, and Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) in San Francisco.

So, here’s the rough timeline.  Some of the pre-WWDC San Francisco and Reno parts aren’t exactly timed out yet.  I have purchased the 30-day pass, and booked most of the legs of the trip.

Houston: The train only comes through Houston three times a week, so I’m leaving Wednesday night; Continue reading Tentative Itinerary