NYC People’s Climate March – travel day 3 (9/15/14)
It’s 9pm Monday September 15th as I start writing today’s blog. There’s no Internet connection on the train so I’m typing this on my bluetooth keyboard connected to my iPhone. I’ll be able to post today’s blog with my iPhone. I’m an early to rise, early to bed kind of guy so I’m starting to fade into sleepiness.
I was up at 5am in the AirBNB unit that Jean, Tom, Aaron and I shared in Emeryville. Its next door to the Amtrak Station so we didn’t have far to carry our bags this morning. I foraged some leftover groceries for breakfast, yogurt, a banana and some Kefir. I was too excited to hang around in the room – I headed downstairs to the train station at about 6:45am with my bags.
It already seems like a long time ago watching people trickle into the lobby this morning. At first, it was a game trying to figure out which passengers were headed to the People’s Climate March. At the end of this long day, many of those new people are now friends in this moving community. My excitement at the Emeryville station grew as friends and fellow activists began to arrive, and Jennifer Kim and Valerie Love, organizers from the Center for Biological Diversity, began checking us off their list and sending us to the counter to check our bags.
The send off rally at the station was inspiring with welcome remarks from
organizer Valerie Love, a heart-touching talk by Pennie Opal Plant (http://www.gatheringtribes.com/about), and others.
I fell asleep before posting this and find that my Bluetooth keyboard is not working pairing with my iPhone – maybe needs a new battery.
I want to join the workshops this morning so will finish this post with links and pictures 🙂
Facebook posts from the train:
People’s Climate Train
Oregon People’s Climate
Arriving at Denver this evening:
Great overview of the Climate Train!