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Have you ever taken the ‘train trip to nowhere’?

Asked at Hy-Vee, 4000 W. Sixth St. on July 30, 2010

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Photo of Gloria Leonhard

“Yes I did, it was in 2004. It was around Halloween so there was a lot of stuff, gory things like heads hanging.”

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“No I have not. I don’t get to Baldwin very often.”

Photo of Derina Hoover

“No I haven’t. I didn’t hear about it until a couple of months ago.”

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“No I have not. I have been near it, but have never participated.”

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thebcman 3 years, 8 months ago

Nobody likes train rides. Nobody ...

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riverdrifter 3 years, 8 months ago

No Where is Norwood. They should call it Nowhere. I'm always glad when the train shuts down for the winter and the deer adjust accordingly. One of my best deer stands is right near the tracks -the tracks with no December trains. Hey, that sounds like a Bob Dylan song...

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wolflover1969 3 years, 8 months ago

I took my daughter on the Easter trip to Nowhere, KS this year, when we arrived in Nowhere, there was an egg hunt & an Easter bunny. Was alot of fun.

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Donnuts 3 years, 8 months ago

is that anywhere near carpenter drive?

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Deja Coffin 3 years, 8 months ago

My friend married a guy called Trainwreck (TW) the guy loves trains so much he got the grill of a train tattooed on his chin (hard to explain but pretty cool and unique). He'll take train rides to nowhere all the time. I always admired his free spirit of hopping on a train and going where to rails take ya. It's like my hobo version of Eat Pray Love.

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autie 3 years, 8 months ago

in the words of some, damn Bea.

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beatrice 3 years, 8 months ago

Yes. I just didn't know that is what they called it when you first become a registered user on the LJWorld site.

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Multidisciplinary 3 years, 8 months ago

In case you all missed it, Andrew is setting up a fund for a bike rack at Health Care Access over on his blog. Won't take but a little bit from a lot of folks to get this done. http://www2.ljworld.com/weblogs/rolling_along/2010/jul/30/on-the-hook-for-a-rack-wh/#comments

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 3 years, 8 months ago

Nope, Ronaldo has sad feet. Damn piece of hot slag worked its way in through the laces, and felt like it made it's way down to the metatarsus

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coolmarv 3 years, 8 months ago

Everytime I get on the ol' 1073.

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prospector 3 years, 8 months ago

Renaldo, do you have happy feet like Carol?

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autie 3 years, 8 months ago

ganster of love....Maurice...

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autie 3 years, 8 months ago

or maybe tell a joke about a space cowboy....

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autie 3 years, 8 months ago

TOB, isn't it about five o'clock somewhere right after lunch today?

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oneeye_wilbur 3 years, 8 months ago

Driving around Lawrence is a drive to "nowhere".

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CWGOKU 3 years, 8 months ago

Yes... It is called my career.

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Mary Darst 3 years, 8 months ago

When I was in high school, a friend and I would ride from our town to another to go swimming, then we would ride back home after we were done. Gin and tonic at 8:30 in the AM? autie?

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The_Original_Bob 3 years, 8 months ago

"I think it is about time to cook a whole brisket. Put on some Allman Brothers. Stir up another gin and tonic. What else can a guy do when it is 135 degrees outside"

I thought about a brisket for tomorrow. The wife wants pork butt. Decisions.

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Kontum1972 3 years, 8 months ago

yeah...yeah...i hopped the one in Watson Park..what a trip....!

choo..choo...choo..!

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autie 3 years, 8 months ago

I think it is about time to cook a whole brisket. Put on some Allman Brothers. Stir up another gin and tonic. What else can a guy do when it is 135 degrees outside?

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 3 years, 8 months ago

T_O_B, Well back then I was not the shining example of God's intentions that I am today.

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prospector 3 years, 8 months ago

I'm going to open a bar in Nowhere. It will be packed because the patrons can stumble home and have an honest answer when asked,"Where the hell have you been?"

http://www.kansascyclist.com/photos/KansasCyclingPhotos_005.html

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The_Original_Bob 3 years, 8 months ago

"?One time in college, my friend and I took a 7 hour road trip to Raytown." RI

Was LSD invovled?

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autie 3 years, 8 months ago

My Daddy says he rode the inter urban back in the 30's. Cost a nickel to go to Parsons....which they did on Saturdays for something to do. When he was like eleven or twelve years old....And going to Parsons is pretty much like going to nowhere.

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Flap Doodle 3 years, 8 months ago

I really liked the Talking Heads version. Does that count?

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Cait McKnelly 3 years, 8 months ago

LJW please give people a clue that it's the train trip to Nowhere, not nowhere. There's a big difference. Nowhere, KS is an actual place and deserves to have it's name capitalized.

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RETICENT_IRREVERENT 3 years, 8 months ago

One time in college, my friend and I took a 7 hour road trip to Raytown.

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prospector 3 years, 8 months ago

Best trip to nowhere by train, the Durango to Silverton RR.

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prospector 3 years, 8 months ago

I'm waiting for the train at the inter-urban station at 636 Mass. With nowhere to go, I think I will have a beer while there. One might come along soon, sooner if Merrill gets his way. I bet I have time for another beer.

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The_Original_Bob 3 years, 8 months ago

"Train trip to nowhere?"

Story of my life.

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Stuart Evans 3 years, 8 months ago

did they seriously already go out and ask these questions and get them published? only been like 2 hours of daylight so far.

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Stuart Evans 3 years, 8 months ago

I went to New Jersey once from DC..definitely a trip to nowhere.

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g_rock 3 years, 8 months ago

I have a fear of trains. Ever since my grandparents took me to LA on Amtrak as a yute. Being stuck in a lounge car for 4 days, not sleeping, spending the entire time playing solitaire, our engine breaking down and being replaced with a freight engine....you can imagine my issues.

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autie 3 years, 8 months ago

I went on a boat ride to nowhere. Had a lot of fun with that.

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jonas_opines 3 years, 8 months ago

Nowhere is wherever you want it to be.

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Donnuts 3 years, 8 months ago

What? Train trip to nowhere? Yeah, I ended up in Salem Oregon. I had $400 to use and nowhere to be in particular for 2 weeks so I took an Amtrak down through Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, California and up to Oregon. There was some real pretty country side to see. I then bought a bike and hiker bike trailed through parts of Oregon until the 2 weeks was up.

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