Sadly, that era is about to come to a close.
My youngest sister is getting married again at the end of the month, and because D's in school, he can't go. (He did say he'll catch the next one.) Because it's a 500 mile drive and I've never driven that sort of distance alone before, I'm going to have to fly.
I hate flying. It's the 21st century. Why is air travel still so shitty? And not just that, but worse than ever? Why have we made so little advancement in transportation?
For the heck of it, I looked at Amtrak. Now, it's 500 miles straight up I65 by car, a drive we can make in eight hours. By train? 37 hours. I'd have to go through VIRGINIA to get to Indiana from Alabama. On what planet does that make sense?
Why is everyone else getting high speed track laid down and we're still so very very limited in our travel options?
I just don't get it. D says it's political, and, well, that makes as much sense as anything else. He says if he ever ran for government office (which he wouldn't, because he has a brain and a soul, which disqualifies him), he'd run on a rail platform. That'd be his main issue, solving environmental and economic issues in one swoop.
Which is why it won't happen. It makes too much sense.
Geez, this country sucks.