Monday, September 19, 2016

Amtrak to San Diego

Four days and a wakeup to being a Fulltimer

6am- We have an electronic ticket for Amtrak's 774 Pacific Surfliner, leaving Santa Barbara at 9:27am. Did we let you know what happened to this same train yesterday?

Uncle Seymour drove us to the Amtrak station in Santa Barbara. Only 12 minutes before scheduled departure, came a sign on the station's board:

#774 9:27am Annulled 
Hummmm? Annulled?

Using Little iPhone and its Google, we learned that:
Annulled means "Declare invalid." 

We went to the station agent and learned that Amtrak mechanics had been working thru the nite to repair 774's mighty diesel engine. Repairs could not be finished by 9:27am. So the train was annulled!

We had our departure changed from September 18th to 19th, same 
774 @ 9:27am.

Let's hope!

9:27am - Amtrak #774 right on time!
We are delighted to inform you that our Amtrak just left Santa Barbara. Right on time!

2pm - Goals
I am not being prideful or boasting when I state that, "I've almost achieved all of my goals from the 1990s."

Note: If you wish to read those goals, and the values that preceded them:
Click this [link]." [Including a preface to those values & goals.]

My experience during the past week has made me aware that although I've achieved much, I am not where I wish to be in those achievements!

As Benjamin Franklin wrote in his autobiography, it is "perfection" that I seek. And I add for myself, "I am not there yet."

7pm - Not: Four days and a wakeup to being a Fulltimer
We learned this afternoon that it actually is:

Two days and a wakeup to being a Fulltimer



  1. Nobody can say the train was cancelled since that's bad for public relations.

    1. Hi Rick,

      Oh! I think that I get it. "Annulled" is a euphemism for "cancelled".

      Tioga George


  2. Those are great goals. I like how they are centered on self improvement and interaction with those around you instead of attaining material things. Do you think that posting them publicly made you more accountable than if you had kept them to yourself?

    1. Hi Steve,

      Thank you sooooo much for your "great goals"
      compliment 😀.

      I posted publicly as a result of a promise that I made to myself when I first began Blogging. That promise was to be of service to my fellow RVers.

      I figure that for RVers to know about this, it must be public.

      Tioga George