Our 5 Week Cross – Country Amtrak Trip /Canceled/ Life As We Know It/ By Sarah

Our 5 Week Cross Country Amtrak Trip 
For the last year I have been planning a huge Cross -Country Amtrak /Railfanning Trip. I spent hours and hours going over every last detail.
Deciding earlier on to throw away the original budget and just go for it. 
Luxury hotel rooms in the big cities.
As much for me as anything. I needed extra space when Danny was on his computer or his phone for hours.
I needed a place to sleep when he stays up all night . A place to relax away from where he was.

I knew in early March when we were Kissimmee that we wouldn’t be able to go.
So I did the only thing I could . I CANCELLED!
Yet, My mind remembers.

WE WERE SUPPOSE TO BE ON OUR WAY TO KISSIMMEE RIGHT NOW. SPEND TONIGHT AND TOMORROW IN COTTAGE WHERE WE STAYED LAST MONTH.
THEN WATCH TRAINS AND VISIT THE MARINA ON THURDAY.

THEN FRIDAY WE WERE SUPPOSE TO BE ON OUR WAY TO WASHINGTON DC.
ON AMTRAK.

STAYING IN A ROOMETTE.

CANCELLED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Like most of the country, we are feeling the frustrations of lockdown and restraints from the Covid19 Pandemic.

Danny and I are more fortunate than many of you.
Lake Kissimmee State Park is closed to the PUBLIC but staff is still working. They have been busier than usual even without out our guests.
The park has never looked better. Well, not in a long, long time.
They work from 7AM to 3:30 PM Monday thru Friday.
NO LATE FIELD. Very little time in the RANGER STATION.
OFF ON THE WEEKENDS.
Nice.
AND YET, NOT SO NICE.
Barricades at the entrance block everything but those of us who live or work there and deliveries.
NO WELCOMING THERE.
NO FLAGS!
A feeling of EMPTINESS comes over us.

I plan on writing more. A lot more.
Unless I don’t.
I can’t promise how much or little I will write the next 5 weeks.
My moods are Off The Charts. I couldn’t think of the right word or words to describe how I feel.
Depressed?
Angry?
Frustrated?
LONELY?
Only thing is : I have felt that way for a long long time.

Danny is due home soon so I will end this for now.
I will add to it later.

Praying for each and every one of you.
Love Sarah

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