Jake’s Sunday Post theme, this week, is ‘Vehicle,’ so I decided to post a few pics of the more interesting vehicles I’ve seen and ridden in, on my travels.
“I left my heart in San Francisco,” a few years ago. What an interesting and fascinating city. We explored it mostly on foot, but of course you can’t visit this beautiful city without taking the opportunity to leap onto one of these vintage trams. A really unique experience.
One day whilst driving on our way back to New York from Florida, via the scenic route, we stayed overnight in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I was tickled pink to actually see the famous ‘Chattanooga Choo Choo’ which was made famous by Glen Miller and his Big Swing Band in 1941.
Here at Copacabana, the main Bolivian town on the shore of Lake Titicaca, we were intrigued to see buses and taxis, bedecked with ribbons, lined up outside a church, and waiting to be blessed by the priest, for a fee of course.
In Riobamba, Ecuador, the most popular ride is the idyllic trip called ‘Nariz Del Diablo’, (The Devil’s Nose.) It takes you through stunning natural areas in the Andes and is considered one of the best train rides in the world. Sitting on the roof of this freight train and absorbing the Andes must be very exciting if a little uncomfortable. I believe you can rent cushions. Hubby and I didn’t go on this train. It was crammed to the gills with exuberant youngsters, and their perches looked to be very precarious indeed.
We, being more mature and ‘dignified’, opted for the relative comfort of a specially adapted coach fitted with railway wheels. Here am I with our young guide and the driver, waiting for the exciting ride to begin. Some people did sit on the top, and for part of the journey, hubby was one of them. I was very relieved when he climbed back inside.
On our Italian tour last year, this cute little ‘train’ took us from the coach park to the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
My last photo was taken in the car park at JFK on a rainy evening. This vehicle has to be the last word in luxury taxis.
The stretch Hummer Limo, has comfortable seating for up to 18 passengers, a full bar and entertainment centre, two fish tanks, hardwood floors, six flat screen TV’s, CD Player, DVD Player, and Surround Sound. I wonder who it was picking up. I just knew it wasn’t waiting for us.
This morning, I go for my first eye operation. I’m feeling very positive, but you may wish me luck, anyway.