For the first time, we left NC by train, catching Amtrak’s “Carolinian” from the old Southern Railway station in downtown Greensboro to Raleigh. The old station had closed back in 1979, the year Cathy and her family had moved away from Greensboro after she graduated from high school there. (With her dad’s frequent use of the Greensboro station during the time he lived there, Cathy joked that that must have been the reason it closed upon their departure.) In the interim, it had been restored and finally re-opened in 2005, looking better than ever.
Orion Starts up
The big question in Dave’s mind when we returned to the boat was: will she start? We lost little time before putting the key in the ignition and giving it a try. Well, it wasn’t the first try, but she started on the 2nd try without us having to bleed the fuel lines. It’s a good sign, but only time will tell for sure.
Plans on Hold
We are in Jacksonville for a little while longer as we wait to see how some family situations resolve themselves. We plan to get some more projects done on the boat while we wait and – maybe we’ll go to Disney World.