Homeward Bound


Union Station Information
Los Angeles CA

I tell you, I’ve got a serious travel bug right about now. I always hated the traffic in L. A. whenever we’ve ventured out that way, but we spent a week there house sitting and had the best time ever. So much to see and do. So we’re going out locally today for one of our “spont” trips. Meanwhile, Lynn is researching some places for us to go to with her sister and her husband the first week of May. Right now it looks like Zion and possibly Antelope Canyon. Then I have a trip to Minnesota the end of May to visit more family. Anyway…

I’ve always had a fascination with train travel. I’ve gone cross country- back and forth- twice in the past and really enjoy it, though It’s longer and costs a lot more money than flying. So it was a natural choice for me to visit LA’s Union Station when we were there two weeks ago. I couldn’t get an angle from the outside that I liked so concentrated on the inside.

Waiting Room
Union Station

The place is considerably smaller than New York’s Penn Station or Chicago’s Union Station. But no less interesting.

More Information at
Union Station

And did you know LA has a subway system? I thought that would have been impossible, what with all the faults and earthquakes running through there. But somebody must have been a good salesperson and sold them on the idea.

Los Angeles Metro Rail
Under Union Station

OK, I might as well give you one exterior shot. But this is not the Station itself. It is an office building across from the Union Station Plaza.

Office Building
Union Station Plaza

And yes, the title of his post is borrowed from Paul Simon’s song of the same name. I can’t help but hum that song to myself whenever I’m in a railway station.

Homeward bound,
I wish I was homeward bound,
Home where my thought’s escaping,
Home where my music’s playing,
Home where my love lies waiting silently for me.

Happy Sunday, everyone!



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Another week, another Share Your World!

How many siblings do you have? What’s your birth order? I have one sibling. An older sister I never got along with as we were growing up. She thought she was my mother and could tell me what to do. She still thinks she’s my mother but Lynn doesn’t like the competition. On the other hand, Lynne is the oldest of 9 children. I don’t think her parents had a tv!

In a car would you rather drive or be a passenger? I’m very comfortable with the way Lynn drives but, before her, I always had to drive. Now, a lot of times she’ll do the driving so I can look for photo ops along the way.

When you lose electricity in a storm, do you light the candles or turn on the flashlight? How many of each do you own? I would like to think that we would light the candles. Or just go to bed early. We have three flashlights but none of them have batteries- which is pretty self defeating. We have about five candles. Five hundred!

List at least five of your favorite types of animals?  (any animal to domestic to wild to marine life). Well, I always wanted a dog until I met Lynn. Wait, that came out wrong. I wanted a dog but we inherited her sister’s chihuahua and I can’t stand the dog. Very needy. And Lynn thinks the dog is human and feeds her food from her plate. Then there’s horses- which we both love. Salmon when they’re swimming upstream are fascinating. How many do I have left? I think that’s about it.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? Lynn has been able to get the house into order in one week while I’m still struggling over where to put everything in my den. So I guess I’m grateful that Lynn was able to accomplish so much in such a short time and I’m thankful I have the weekend to try to get my part of the house in order!

The photo above is from a spontaneous Sunday outing last year. I have not been able to get out to shoot in the last two weeks. I miss it!

Now, go visit Cee’s Photography for other challenges every day of the week. Submissions are open to everybody of all ethnicities, political, and religious affiliations!


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What one thing are you really glad you did yesterday?  Yesterday was a very lazy day. Unlike a lot of people on the East coast, our yesterday was an almost balmy 60 degrees so we puttered around in our garden. OK, with one slight modification- my wife puttered around in our garden. I worked on processing photos and ran outside whenever called to do something manly that my wife could not handle alone. She can handle most things alone so I was able to get a lot done!

Are you generally focused on today or tomorrow?  I would have to say both. I live very much in the moment and do not worry about what might happen in the future. But at the same time I do plan for the future.

Would you want to have as a guardian angel/mentor? What would they tell you right now?  I’m not sure I understand the question. Would I like a mentor/ guardian angel? I had one growing up. My uncle, who tended to believe in me and give me guidance more than my actual parents ever did. Who would I want to have as a mentor/guardian angel? Well, it would have to be a male as my wife is insanely jealous! And he’d have to be older and not too good looking as I am insanely jealous, too, and wouldn’t want him hanging around the house when I’m not home!

Would you rather live in a cave house or a dome house made out of glass?  It would definitely have to be a cave house as a glass house would afford absolutely no privacy. I don’t even undress until all the lights are off and there’s no full moon. Of course, we did remove all the blinds on the windows onto our garden so we could wake up to the sight of nature. So I have no idea at all.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?  I am grateful that my wife and I were able to kiss and make up after a stupid argument over the definition of a self made man. The argument occurred last Saturday night, the 16th, and hard feelings continued  into the week! Yes, our married life is like anyone else’s and though I am devoted to her, I can not understand why she can not see everything my way!

OK, so the photo that kicked off this week’s Cee Challenge was taken just this weekend in Barstow California. I processed it while Lynn puttered in the garden!

Now, go visit Cee’s Photography for other challenges every day of the week. Submissions are open to everybody of all ethnicities, political, and religious affiliations!