Thursday, August 3, 2017

Heading back for 4

Another interesting day of adventure...

Got dressed and was ready to walk down to the station to pick up a train heading East.  But I wasn't sure whether I'd be able to have someone take my I did it myself, in the room, using the self-timer on my camera.

Following is/was my outfit for the trip back to BWI.   I find that I really love wearing this skort.   But I notice that as I sit down, it rides up a bit, and even more of my legs are on display.  Nothing wrong with that.  But it's an unusual feeling, one that I'm still not used to.  (I'll admit to tugging on my hem more than a few times...not that it made the skirt any longer!)

Notice my nails???  Several women did...and all commented favorably.  That's a delightful thing!

The train ride from Utica to NYC was uneventful.  But one particular Conductor couldn't resist taking a dig at me by using the dreaded "S" word, despite the fact I had been out and about in the real world as a woman for the past three days, with no issues.   He "had an axe to grind", but I let it pass....he obviously is a hater, and it's not worth risking an issue - I had a connecting train to catch.

After the crowds in the NYC Club Acela at Amtrak on my westbound trip, I was pleasantly surprised to find it almost empty...and cool inside.   Quite unlike the station itself...that was once again horribly crowded, and hot. 

Going to the Big Apple?   Expect just about anything!  You'll probably find it...

More later,



  1. There is nothing in the photo that cues anything but female.
    I think that trans people are becoming more and more accepted. I worry about some of the left wing militant trans screamers. Too much demanding and yelling gets people concerned. I think you catch more flies with honey than vinegar.
    The women commenting on your nails were behaving as women do. When they see something nice they will make the effort to let others know they noticed. Women know the time, effort and cost that a mani/pedi like yours entails and they were just acknowledging that fact.
    Take care.

    1. Thanks, Pat!

      So far, despite the hoo-hah in DC and elsewhere, I think you're right about acceptance. Fortunately I haven't been put into the position of having to use a multi-stall restroom with the other women...I've found either unisex or one person washrooms.

      I love the comments from other helps confirm that I'm doing things right!

      Now I just need to figure out an encore!


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    1. Hi Anuj,

      Thank you very much! The award came as a complete surprise...and is a source of pride. It motivates me to keep posting as often as I can.

      I will try to continue to maintain a high standard, and will hopefully continue to be of assistance to the transgender world.