A little background on why I named this blog what I did.

I should probably do a little explaining on my title of this blog. First my last name is White. Therefore I live in the "White House." Living in the "White House" makes me the 1st Lady. My physical address says I live in Westwood Ca. (not the one by Los Angeles) but a little mountain town in Northeastern Ca. However I really live in a section out of Westwood known as Pinetown. With all the joking going on between my friends, I inevitably became Pinetowns 1st Lady living in the "White House." With all that said, this is just going to be a more personal blog of my life here in Westwood/Pinetown. My family and friends being a big part of it.
Originally I really wanted to take a picture a day for one year and post it on this blog. Perhaps like a photo diary. My life though is quite quiet and perhaps is not photo worthy for a picture a day but I plan on trying. So why not hop in and take a ride with me through little mountain town U.S.A. You may just love it as much as I do!


Little girl thrills!

Something about trains is enticing to me. For as long as I can remember whenever I have seen one, if possible I would try to get as close as I could. Perhaps starting with my older brothers who had a Lionel Train set, set up in their bedroom that was STRICTLY off limits by them from their only other sibling, a little sister that was 8 and 10 years younger than they were. There were times however in my young life I remember sneaking into their bedroom while they were at school just admiring and staring at this wonderful toy with bells and whistles and noise and such.

And those feelings have never left me. Today on the way to the post office we find ourselves the first in line of the lowering arms at our railroad crossing of the impending passing by of a train. I stated to my hubby how I wish I could get my camera out and focused for pictures of this train, for my picture(s) of the day. I figured I did not have the time but still got out of the car with the intent of a good try. Then I saw the 3 engines in the front and it was on!!! I knew I was going to get a shot or two.

The vehicles waiting for the train to pass were piling up behind us, when I heard the sound of it applying it's brakes. Could it be that this monster of a train that all others behind us were surely swareing at by now, going to stop before me and my camera for a perfect photo opportunity for the train lover in me?

So I was able to run up the tracks and take these pics of what most people call graffitti, but I call art and am so very thankful for it.

I almost felt like "The Face Melter" as stated above. I was grinning from ear to ear .

And I think it would be so cool to be ABBIE and read this painted term of endearment birthday wish rushing past me along the rails!

This picture is at the tracks that cross over Mooney Road between Pinetown and Westwood, Ca. 96137


Eric S. said...

I like trains too, except when they cause me to wait in that interminable line of traffic. It's funny though when your the first vehicle, and can watch the train right in front of you, it is far more pleasant.

Allison said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting, again it means a great deal. Yep, I just have always had a passion for trains!

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