See, Sleep, Eat, SeeĀ 

Sleeping on a train when not in a sleeping car is similar to spending the night in a roomy hospital recliner. But, for the price it is worth it. I am fascinated by each small town with its small depot welcoming us even if we just skim by. It makes me feel like I’m part of something quaint for a moment as I head on to the bustle of the city.

Slowly Taking A Fast Train

“I like trains.  I like their rhythm, and I like the freedom of being suspended between two places, all anxieties of purpose taken care of:  for this moment I know where I am going.”  Anna Funder, Stasiland:  Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall

Today I leave on the train for New York for a month.  I bought a one-way ticket.  To some people, I might as well be traveling to the moon.  Why am I going?  Because I need to go.  I will be writing, staying sober and sharing my adventures in the city.  Others eat, pray and love.  I will walk, write, and see life through sober eyes.  The purpose of my blog is to share with you that you can do anything with a clear head, a belief in a higher power and do the next right thing.  Yes, I sound like a puppet for a 12 Step Program.  But, four months ago I was in a fetal position wondering how I was going to quit drinking and live a sober life.  With the help of some fellow recovering alcoholics, the love and support of my family, friends and most of all, my husband.  I am proof that a 12 Step Program works.  Even if you are not an alcoholic, you can have a clear head, a higher power and do the next right thing.  Join me as I share my journey living sober with fun, adventure, and maybe some ups and downs.  I will continue my more serious blog Coffee and Kafka at  If you enjoy this new blog, please share it!  I will be arriving at Penn Station, NYC, tomorrow, Wednesday, February, 24 at 1:46 p.m.  Join me as I travel and explore!  If you have any places in New York, you want me to showcase send me a message or comment!  I am looking forward to showing you a good time as we take the city together!!  Share it!