That's a very fine hat you've got yourself into!I’m on the road again, this time to Florida. Meet a couple of friends of mine in Harlem, Georgia...
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Not a raven, I think. There was a whole flock of them in the park. They flew off as I approached. One of them was dangling a large-ish carcass from its beak. Couldn’t tell whether it was a fish or some land animal, it was so shredded.That an osprey? Or a large raven?
I took a train from Fort Lauderdale to Miami airport years ago (2001/2ish, I guess). Not sure if it was the predecessor to this one or the Amtrak service you mention. I took a taxi to the station from my hotel. The driver spent half the journey on her phone telling someone she couldn't afford some repair or other to her car, and the other half trying to convince me to let her drive me to the airport. Apparently only junkies and alcoholics take the train in America because you don't have poor people except for junkies and alcoholics, not like we do in Europe.The tracks are old although renovated (the Florida East Coast line, not the one that Amtrak uses), but the stations are new.
Must have been some Dutch people who settled in this area. This town and a part of New York City are named after the Dutch city of Haarlem.Meet a couple of friends of mine in Harlem, Georgia
That’s Tri-Rail, a state-operated commuter train that uses the same tracks as Amtrak’s long-distance trains from NY and DC. Brightline uses a parallel set of tracks a few miles to the east which last carried passenger trains in the mid 1960s IIRC.I took a train from Fort Lauderdale to Miami airport years ago (2001/2ish, I guess). Not sure if it was the predecessor to this one or the Amtrak service you mention.
Same for me JT. Great photos.Thanks for sharing your holiday through these photos
very enjoyable seeing parts of the USA I haven't been to
Love this picture.A block away is a converted caboose, where railfans can sleep like the Chessie kitten.
I splurged on a ticket for the dome car so I could enjoy the views better and rode one round trip straight through. Then I "chased" the next round trip by driving ahead of the train to take pictures of it at various places along the line. This is less hair-raising that it might sound, because the train runs at only about 15 mi/hr (25 km/hr).
There are some nice views of Lake Dora from the train.
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North of the lake [Okeechobee], the main product is cattle. About 70 miles of US-441 are lined mostly with cattle ranches. The crossroads with FL-60 is called Yeehaw Junction. The only thing there is the Desert Inn, which dates to the 1920s and is a registered historic landmark. I didn’t stop to eat because it was late in the day and I would have had to finish crossing the “desert” in the dark. Maybe next time...
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