Empire Builder

A well-oiled train wreck.

May 13

Anonymous said: What kinds of games are you playing on the train? Sing-alongs?

(This is Miranda, btw. I made a tumblr account just to ask you this!)


kellyrakowski said: Are you guys freaking out?!?!!?!?!?!?!? http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_l2c8uzI9Mk1qbelc6o1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=0RYTHV9YYQ4W5Q3HQMG2&Expires=1273840183&Signature=LyqbWxA2aL2ZOOoowFirbYj35q4%3D
This is the best thing I've seen in a long time. Pure bliss!!! Go Empire Builder in MT. The mountains surround you, everything will be alright! —Go Sarah! Go Amish!


maryaustinspeaker said: who have you met on the train?

Please note Sarah jumping with the tiny Amish children.


colinkloecker:

Happy (belated) Birthday, Mom! I made this for you on the train to Portland.

colinkloecker:

Happy (belated) Birthday, Mom! I made this for you on the train to Portland.


Almost there!

Almost there!


Spokane, WA

Spokane, WA


May 12
Havre, MT

Havre, MT


For Kelly R - first sight of mountains

For Kelly R - first sight of mountains


From Minneapolis

Colin & I got on the train at about 11:30 last night. We brought the following things, in no particular order:

Whiskey (2), Wine (1), Prairie Vodka (1), Candied Almonds, Socks, Underwear & Tampons (for our fellow builders, who we learned had made a mad dash to the train in Chicago), Samosas from the basement coffee shop on Cedar (12), Ginger Beer, Scientific American, Chocolate, a positive attitude.

-shanai


5:30AM, somewhere in North Dakota. Train is bumping along. Can’t sleep. No cell phone signal. Amish folks in the seat behind me whispering to eachother in a language I can’t understand, except every few minutes, when they say “mountains” - and I know that we are looking forward to the same thing.

-shanai

5:30AM, somewhere in North Dakota. Train is bumping along. Can’t sleep. No cell phone signal. Amish folks in the seat behind me whispering to eachother in a language I can’t understand, except every few minutes, when they say “mountains” - and I know that we are looking forward to the same thing.

-shanai