Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Georgetown Loop

Last Sunday I took a ride on the Georgetown Loop narrow-gauge railway. The vintage steam engine pulls three tourist cars: one of them covered and the other two open to the drizzling mountain rain. I was in the first open car. Although I got cold and wet, I remained cheerful.

Robert Burton's book The Anatomy of Melancholy guided me to focus on things that drive away melancholy:
- Good food (an organic tofu burger at the Happy Cooker restaurant in Georgetown)
- Good surroundings (fresh mountain air and the beautiful forest valley)
- Good exercise (a relaxing walk to visit an abandoned silver mine)
- Good company (cheerful friends)

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