Beginning Wednesday, August 31, 2011, I will be live tweeting over on @k0rrx as I tour my old stomping grounds. It is an emotional occasion for me as my boyhood home has been sold, closing a chapter of my life. Though I will revisit the area as I still have family there, this will be my last trip “home.”
I will be posting several updates throughout each day about the trip, memories, historical places of interest, and, of course, rail-fanning. See where I went to school, where I ate ice cream, and the history I enjoyed learning.
I spent 18 years in Fremont, Nebraska, which is situated along the busy Union Pacific transcontinental route. BNSF also has a line going through town, and Chicago and North Western used to be quite active. There is a downtown area rich with history, and I want to capture and record stores I went to, architecture I admired, and memories I acquired. This will truly be an experiment in virtual scrap booking and walking tours. After it is complete not only will I have been able to share a little about myself, but will have merged my love of technology with “history, nostalgia, and trains.” It will also be a short log of my childhood to pass down to my son and future generations.
Anyone wishing to join along live is welcome to do so by following @k0rrx on Twitter or text “follow @k0rrx” to 40404 (United States) to receive text updates. I will also post nightly updates to my Railroad Crossing Facebook page and Google+ account.
I expect to live tweet Wednesday through Friday as I visit Harriman Center (nerve center of the Union Pacific in Omaha), a Storm Chaser’s AAA baseball game, visit downtown shops, railfan along the UP and BNSF lines around Fremont, and stuff my face with Valentinos lasagna and Runza sandwiches–Nebraskans, you know what I am talking about! I checked my mobile data coverage and it should work. Again, it will be an experiment!