Thursday, May 6, 2010

Travelin' companions...

These nice folks from Phoenix AZ have been my companions in the dining car for the last two meals. Susie is an esthetician who generously gave me bottles of lavender oil and arnica to help with wound healing and bruising I may endure during my ride. Nikolai is an international chess master and champion from Russia who regaled us with tales of beating Kasmarov as well as knowing Bobby Fischer's girlfriend. Alan, like me, has a Droid smartphone and shared tips on how to get the most out of using it, in addition to just being an endless source of knowledge and trivia.

Just left Minneapolis and will be switching trains in Chicago in about seven hours...

2 comments:

jbailey0 said...

Wonder if that's the same coach Nikolai (sp) that coached Trevor in chess at Sierra when he was younger??? Too many years ago for me to remember! Have fun kickin' back!!!

Anonymous said...

Enjoy the train ride. In high school, I rode the train from Bismarck to Seattle for a "Luther League Conference." We "waddled" in the hotel the first day. Hey, thanks again. My leg is doing great and yes I do my exercises every day. Karen