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Valley of the Sun Quilters   Off-Topic Chat

Started 8/20/15 by KSCarolyn; 1411428 views.

From: Mishii


JulietDeltaOscar (fixin2quilt) said:

thought about a train.

In reality though, do we really think everything will be at the same level in 7 months?

The point of social distancing and the lock down wasn't to avoid everyone catching the virus, it was to flatten the take longer for herd immunity to develop so we didn't overwhelm the medical resources.  Am I misremembering that?

No, I do not think many things will be the same in 7 months as they are today.  In fact, I would not be afraid to fly or ride a train or bus anywhere today, except to areas where there is civil unrest, but that's something totally different.  I think that surely by February everything will be much more relaxed, disease vector-wise.  I have a cruise scheduled for the first week in October, and will need to fly to Orlando to get to the port and back.  If the cruise is not scheduled by the cruise line itself, I will be on it.  If they do cancel it, I will get all my money back and go sometime later.  Either way, I'm okay with it.  I'm really not that worried about what will happen in February, but I think a lot of people are.



From: bornblesse2


The train goes thru Flagstaff!  But there are shuttles that come down to case you want to know!

i think On the trains you can still get a compartment....

bornblesse2 said:

i think On the trains you can still get a compartment.

Ellen you are right. I kinda wish I could have gotten a compartment as the train I took a year ago got into Barstow in the wee dark 30 hours and I could not sleep well sitting upright in a seat. Being able to lie down would have been so much better. Actually on a side not taking the train was awesome to see all the scenery go by and just relax like you can't in a car.


From: Misha (MISHAMISHA)


Last time we took a train I looked into a sleeper and it was hella expensive compared to a regular ticket. I forget how much more but at least 4x iirc.

viola (sissly4)

From: viola (sissly4)


I just was at Barstow Sat night .What was their to see? We just slept there.It is a pretty old town.

viola (sissly4) said:

I just was at Barstow Sat night .What was their to see? We just slept there.It is a pretty old town.

Viola I was not staying or visiting Barstow. DH drove down from Mojave and picked me up there from the train............that is as close as the train got to where I was going and it was a 50 mile drive to go back up to Mojave.


From: sueinIL


Yes, they are!  DH and I had 2 girls.  They each had 2 boys, so we are grandparents of 4 boys; the oldest is 8. Love them beyond words!

Sue in IL

viola (sissly4)

From: viola (sissly4)


From Bakerfield to Barstow is a real pretty drive.Mojave is pretty too.


From: Midkid5


Misha, if my memory services me correctly you know something about how to find information on old sewing machines.  I came across three old Singer sewing machines, the cases are wooden and need a key to open them not really carrying case cause there's no handles.

These are the numbers on the right front of the machines.




 Lighting was poor and not a lot of time so just snapped photos of these numbers.

Do you are anyone else knew a site that I can use to find more info on theses machines?