It was so much fun to talk to people ahead of time about my upcoming train trip and hear about the trips they want to take on the train. The conversations and stories turned out to be a highlight of taking a train trip.
I got a roomette on the train with a big window. I was ready to be inspired to write the great novel. My computer was in my bag in the seat across from me as I gazed out the window looking at the mountains, snow capped trees, and rivers. I was mesmerized. I took lots of pictures and sat in awe of the nature surrounding us.
When I got back home, I interviewed a local entrepreneur about his businesses successes, motivation, and plans for 2016. Jim Brown is a cowboy married to a ballerina. It was very interesting to hear how they bring the two themes together in their Bravos restaurant. Read more of his success story.