I'm so glad that I caught a glimpse of this coaling tower as I drove by it. Definitely worth not only pulling over for a picture, but also for a future return visit with my real camera. I read that the steam trains burned through a ton of coal every 12 miles; there must have been an abundance of these towers back in the day, but I can't recall ever seeing one before.
Two years ago we went to Nami Island, a beautiful autumnal wonderland popularized by a Korean drama (a genre we are woefully unfamiliar with, ladies and gents!) 🤫 We were FULLY unprepared for 1) the amazing fall colors, but, EVEN MORE CRAZY, 2) THE MASSSSSIVE CROWD. I’M TALKIN’ THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE. It was QUITE a trek to get out to Nami Island, and we had a flight in a few hours—but once we saw the lines (I use this word “line,” loosely, as it was more like one giant sea of people) to get on AND off the island, we knew there was no way we’d make it. So, we released ourselves from the stress of agonizing over our certainly would-be missed flight, and just enjoyed the beautiful place for what it was! Cuz when life gives you lemon.... colored leaves, eh? 🤪🤣 Fast-forward: we ended up not only missing our flight, but it turned out there were NO OTHER FLIGHTS, AND the airport was closing for the evening, forcing us to get a hotel room nearby for 4 hours of sleep to catch the earliest flight we could get, and go STRAIGHT TO WORK at our Korean private school! That was some TART LEMONADE GUYS, but hey, it worked out in the end, right?! That’s the beauty of life: it usually does 💕✨