Saturday, February 19, 2005

Interstate Love Song

Traveling across the wide open spaces of Texas is
easy these days with our air-conditioned cars that
can easily hit 120mph when nobody is looking.
Back when your grandparents were young the highways
we take for granted didn't even exist, and air travel
was only for the rich.
Passenger Trains were the best way to get anywhere,
and represented a big adventure for a small-town kid
heading out to see the world.
Once you made your way to San Antonio, you might buy a ticket
to California on the Southern Pacific Railroad's
Sunset Limited train, departing from the downtown Sunset Station.
It's still there next to the tracks as part of a nightclub
complex, beautifully restored but without the romance of days gone by.

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