If only the ride could last forever
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If only the ride could last forever

The Train To New York City May As Well Be The Train To Heck

The train ride from upstate New York to New York City can have some great views, especially in the winter months. But I can not ride it without dreading the eventual destination.
I used to have to visit my brother in New York City from time to time. This was generally due to my university kicking everybody off campus during holidays. This meant that instead of going back home to Atlanta, which was very far away, I would spend the time with my older brother Clovis in New York City. Clovis was scary.
One moment, Clovis would be excited to spend some quality time with his little brother, then the next moment he would be yelling at me about how I was such a drag to have around.
Clovis even called my university to complain about their dorm holiday policy. Apparently he was very mean to them, as I later got a call from the psych department asking if I was okay.
You never knew what would set Clovis off. It could be not noticing his new belt buckle, or taking too long to order a drink. I remember calling anybody I could with the payphones, hoping to get some sort of break from the constant walking on eggshells staying with Clovis provided. Clovis only calmed down when he got inebriated.
If I wanted to not get yelled at or smacked, I would have to wait for Clovis to spark up a j. Once he did, he was a whole different person and wasn't nearly as high strung. Thanks pot.
This station was the beginning of the end.
This station was the beginning of the end.
Upstate NY really is gorgeous in the winter.
Upstate NY really is gorgeous in the winter.
“Clovis only calmed down when he got inebriated.”
Mary Jane is a lifesaver sometimes.
Mary Jane is a lifesaver sometimes.
A brief escape from the barrage.
A brief escape from the barrage.