Sunday, March 29, 2009

This Night Train Stopped For The Mail All The Way Home!

When you all sleep together you just take your coat off and you are ready for bed. We had six bunks together three high on the forward facing side and three moving backwards. It really didn't matter which one you got because the train swayed so much side to side that you didn't notice anything else.
In just a minute we are all going to have to duck so we can pull the bunks down. This is the last time to enjoy sitting straight until 4:30 AM when we reach Chennai.

Besides the six of us there were two strangers across the aisle. If you can believe this no one snored. So was it a good trip? As one who was awake most of the night I am probably the best judge. However, before this trip I had not heard about the bugs and the rats. The noise of the wheels hid any scurry sounds so we will never know for sure. And except for the man in a white Hindu suit who tried to climb in my bunk on his way back from the bathroom we didn't see a single intruder.
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Elizabeth said...

Mom has admirers in every country she goes. I seem to remember a Spaniard in a white suit who chatted you up in the streets. :)

Jaime said...

I bet some of the parents whose children are over there with you would love to read your blog...

Michele said...

Wow! What an amazing adventure you are having. I LOVE this blog. I can't believe that I didn't know about it before. Thanks so much for taking time to blog your mission.