“What news! how much more important to know what that is which was never old!” —Thoreau
One more thing: I have some pictures.
I’m not going to really attempt to give the full context for everything you see
here, because this would end up as a dozen pages of story with a few photos
sprinkled in. But I’ll at least try to explain. Unless it’s more fun not to.
Here we go
All right, so a lot of the pictures I’ve taken are from trains. Busted. Misty
and I have been learning how to ride these metal dragons. I wouldn’t say we’re
good at it yet—not that we’re unsafe, but we’ve been having a hell of a time
finding a train that goes where we want it to go.
At Feral Futures, our old housemate Willow played a song we hadn’t heard before,
which mentions Aberdeen, South Dakota, a place that none of us had ever been,
including Willow. So when a train of mine terminated there, I took the
opportunity to get a little photo documentation. It turned out, unexpectedly,
that Aberdeen is a thoroughly amusing town.
I didn’t get any decent pictures of the eclipse. But on the day before it
happened, we cruised around central Oregon with a guy from Eugene who’d picked
us up the day before on his own way to see the eclipse and decided we should
just all have fun and see it together.