Thursday, March 21, 2013

Oh, Listen to The Jingle, the Rumble and the Roar . . .

We're off on an adventure - a trip to Albuquerque aboard Amtrak's Southwest Chief.  

Dave and I, Daughter #2 and her boyfriend will board in Topeka at midnight tonight.  We'll pick up Son and Fiance in Garden City, KS at 6:30 a.m. and head through the Sandia Mountains to attend Daughter #1's wedding.  The trip takes about eighteen hours (each way) and we'll be in Albuquerque for less than forty-eight hours, but it's much more economical than flying, and more comfortable than driving.  Plus it's a check on the bucket list.  Dave is the only member of the family who has traveled by train, and he was a child at the time.

I have a full day of laundry, errands and packing to get us ready.  See you when we return.

In the mean time, can you name the tune referred to in the title of this post?


  1. Wabash Cannonball?? Petticoat Junction??
    Sounds like a fun trip! Enjoy the mountains and the train and the family most of all!!

  2. and of course it is the Wabash Cannonball!!!!! Of course!!! :)

    I also found this interesting trivia - Casey's former coach Brandon Schneider from ESU is now at Stephen F. Austin - - -

    It is a signature song of the Stephen F. Austin State University Lumberjack Marching Band, the Kansas State University Marching Band, the University of Texas Longhorn Band, and of the Indiana State University Marching Sycamores, as ISU is close to the Wabash River. It was also used as the theme song by the USS Wabash (AOR5).

  3. How exciting! Do you get a sleeping car? Have a great time.

  4. Lucky you! I've always wanted to go on a train trip! However, for some reason my husband isn't too keen on going, so it probably won't happen. Have a good time.

  5. Hope you're having a wonderful time. Congratulations to your daughter!

  6. What fun! A train trip is on my buckete list too!