|FLORIDA - JACKSONVILLE - November 12, 1987
Having stopped over in Philadelphia, I boarded a different Amtrak train, the Silver Meteor, which took me South down the coast towards Florida.
Night set in and obscurred the passing scenery. Being my first Amtrak adventure, I was new to falling asleep on a moving train. All I had was a reclining seat and a small pillow. It was a chore to get comfortable and ultimately snooze. This would be a situation I would eventually master with future Amtrak trips.
After several hours, the morning sun rose and glared in through the window. I awakened to find myself in a whole new environment, one that was green, tropical and lush. I longed to reach my destination and go outside where it was warm.
It was not long before we arrived in Jacksonville, where I disembarked from the train. I gathered my wits and went out to meet Joy at the agency where she worked. I so so glad to see her and her charming smile made the whole trip worth it. While I waited for her work day to conclude, I amused myself with the unique objects she had placed around her office.
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