Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Timezone 2

I woke with sleepy eyes.

It was 4:30. Not a normal time to wake up by any imagination.

I made my way through the train cars, people were still asleep, wrapping up their dreams. I crept pass them carefully. No way I was waking them up and let them realize what I was going to do.

It is dark when I got to the dome car. Storm clouds was looming over. I could see a little glimmer of red at the horizon, thankfully I was not late.

I was worried though, lightning was flashing quickly in the clouds... and then it began to rain.

Ugh, I woke up for nothing.

As quickly as the rain started it stopped. The clouds were moving faster than I thought.

That red turned into bright orange, bright yellow, the clouds were colored gold. As the sun rose on my right, I looked to my left, where darkness was beginning to fade. By now, the clouds was ruining someone else's morning

I could see water towers, houses, gas stations. We should be nearing Edmonton by now.

I yawned, 5:30 was the time. I couldn't take it anymore, as I made my way back, the sun had woken up some people, most of them elderly.

Muhaha, I thought to myself with an evil laugh, and went straight back to sleep.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Timezone 1

A full 24hrs later, we left one timezone for another.

I'm sitting in the dome, enjoying the sunset, and the peacefulness of it all.

Here there is nothing, no people, no towns, no cars, just trees, nature, lakes, blue skies and the sunset.
Ah yes the sunset...

Our train races forward on the track, moving ever so close to Winnipeg. As if it was racing backwards in time, trying to fight for the passengers, a little more time to view the sunset, just a little more before darkness envelopes us. But then again, it knows, darkness will come.

The sky darkens.

And the world... the world opens up.

Stars pop out. The moon says hi through the reflections off the water surface and plays hide and seek through the trees.

I wish I could capture all of this in a picture, but to no avail, be it the glass dome reflecting off the lights, or the not up to snuff photo sensitivity on my camera.

This moment, I wish I could be on the train for a long time, I'm not heading towards a vacation, I'm on it right now.