Lazy day today. We'd talked about going out to the cemetery for the Memorial Day events but forgot until it was too late. I've been fussing with some work on the computer. Leo is upstairs editing his photos, listening to music, and laughing at something periodically. Owen got restless and went for a drive. Ernie is doing a crossword puzzle he's had set aside since November. The cats are all sleeping. It's a quiet day, but a nice one. Tomorrow we all head back to real life.
Leo shared a few things with me. Check out this video on Reddit. He and Ernie are the red Honda that is at the very beginning of the video He also kindly shared a few pictures of my new favorite rock star, Ed Dickens, head of the Union Pacific's heritage operations. I am one of about a million people that developed a crush on him.
And here's one from Leo's Flickr page…he just started publishing to it; there will be lots more to come. I love his commentary, as well as the picture.
At approximately 6:30 AM, May 6th, 2019, UP 4014 & 844 arrived in Granger, Wyoming. The early morning light paired with the relative cool air meant that those of us who were lucky enough to be there were greeted with an absolutely unbelievable, gorgeous sight. The steam was bright and voluminous and the locomotives were bathed in an unforgettable orange sheen. The sun cooperated well, but it wasn't long after the massive train stopped that the orange was lost and things returned to normal.
But, for a brief half an hour, we got to see the grandeur at Granger.