Thanks to Google Street View, I was able to find the exact spot where my train was sitting two years ago when I took a picture out the window in the middle of the night: North Walnut Street, Hutchinson, Kansas. These were taken 7 years apart; the tree on the right appears to be gone, and they’ve painted the crossing sign on the pavement, but that same van is still sitting next to that same streetlight. Some things never change.
Added to the Travel Map:
Belle Isle Aquarium, Detroit, Michigan – oldest aquarium in the United States.
Tishomingo State Park, Tishomingo, Mississippi – hiking & rock formations in the Appalachian foothills.
Clark Creek Nature Area, Woodville, Mississippi – waterfalls.
Tianmen Mountain, China – huge plateau with temple, cliffhanging & glass walkways, Heaven’s Gate rock formation (literally the Stairway to Heaven!), half-hour cable car ride to the top.
Istvántelek Train Yard, Budapest, Hungary – old abandoned trains? Yes please!
Brough of Birsay, Scotland – island with Viking ruins, walk across at low tide.
Creswell Crags Museum & Heritage Center, Creswell, England – ice-age cave art, ancient tools, extinct animal remains.