Take the train in Puerto Rico
Boarding the train with Mom!
YES, THERE IS A TRAIN IN PUERTO RICO!!!
MY FASCINATION WITH TRAINS
As a young kid in New York, I grew up fascinated with the Subways of New York City. I would look out the windows and see the scenery inside the tunnel and would be in awe upon seeing the train rise up to the elevator rails above the city. I really enjoyed traveling by train and still do. Sometimes, I would rather ride the train than fly by plane. Not that I am afraid of flyiing, but a traiin is much more comfortable.
MOVING TO PUERTO RICO
At 13 years old, My parents moved to Puerto Rico and I lived there for 8 years. Gone were my days of traveling by trains. Puerto RIco in the late 60's and 70's was an agricultural land mass and had few urban areas. Their transportation was a far cry from New York City, but I had no choice but to adjust. No trains, just buses, vans and checker taxis in which they would fit about 7 or 8 people.
TRAINS COMES TO PUERTO RICO
After living in Puerto RIco, I joined the Navy and winded up living in Norfolk, Virginia. Believe it or not, during the time I lived in Norfolk, there were no trains. If you wanted to take a train to New York, you had to take a bus from Norfolk to Newport News and take the train. I was going into train withdrawal, but had a moment of revival when I took AMTRAK AMTRAK train from Virginia to Connecticut. Even though it was long, it was a good experience. Then, years later, I found out that they had built a train in Puerto Rico. Thank you, Lord!!!
RIDING THE TRAIN IN PUERTO RICO
In my recent vacation in Puerto RIco, I went with my family to take the subway in Puerto Rico. The little kid in me was excited. FInally, after all these long years, a train is built in Puerto RIco. (Sounds like a book title) It was a great experience and should you go to vacation in Puerto Rico, you should consider taking the train from Bayamon to Rio Piedras. You will see nice scenery as you travel along the urban areas. I have enclosed some pictures for your enjoyment.
MY FATHER INSIDE THE TRAIN
MY MOTHER INSIDE THE TRAIN
Passing by a town in Puerto Rico
Ride on the Train!
Train in Puerto Rico
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