The One Where My ECT Adventure Began

Date : 12/30/23

Location : Home 🏡

Today was a reprise of the military’s favorite travel game — Hurry Up!  … then Wait.

As I’ve done nearly every day since forever, I emptied my pack, evaluated every little thing, then repacked (almost) everything.  Again.

Amanda has been exceedingly tolerant of my packing, unpacking, and repacking obsession — and the piles of gear, clothing, and miscellaneous clutter festooned messily on to our living room furniture, dining table, the floor, washer, dryer, kitchen counters, um … etc.  It was literally everywhere.  Not putting a size 7 Tieks up my ass was the truest possible affirmation of her love.

Eventually, 1600 ET rolled around and I could stand it no longer.  We left home, bound for BWI’s Amtrak station.  Amanda saw me off.  Took a few pics.  And left me to my destiny.

Location : Baltimore’s BWI Amtrak Station

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional #161 arrived a few minutes before 1700 ET and departed promptly at 1703.

Now, I wait in Washington DC’s Amtrak station for Silver Meteor #97’s Gate/Track information to update.

Guessing I should pay attention to the board.  Missing the boarding call would be a real inconvenience.

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