Field Work Travelog – Day 3, ‘MY-lan’ and the trains

So we’re still in Milan, Illinois. Mind you, it’s not ‘mill-AHN’ like that fancy city in Spain, but MY-lan. Because, why would we use the original pronunciations for anything?

The track is at the local Chevy dealership, getting put back together. We could potentially leave tonight, or maybe leave in the morning. We’ve already paid for camping overnight. We’ll see what happens.

In the meantime, we’ve had opportunity to enjoy a couple of trains as they have passed by. We had to wait for one this afternoon as we walked back to camp from our walking tour of the megalopolis of Milan (population 5000).


The truck should be ready by five. Will I have the energy to pack up and start driving? Stay tuned to find out!

Published by paleololigo

Scientist (Paleontology, Geochemistry, Geology); Writer (Speculative and Science Fiction, plus technical and non-technical Science); Mom to great boy on the Autism spectrum; possessor of too many hobbies.

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