One of the most charming things about Sydney's extensive train system is that one can go to and from the beach (east) or mountains (west) at low cost in the course of a single day. From the Blue Mountain train station of Leura. Susan, Jon, and Nate easily strolled to numerous hiking trails in the mountains. A local equivalent would be a train from Winston-Salem to Asheville, with stops at parks along the way.
Jon and Susan are professors at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem. Jon is in the Department of Theatre and Dance. He has lived in Winston-Salem for 25+ years. Susan is in Biology, and has lived in Winston-Salem for 5+ years. Jon's neighborhood is Sherwood Forest; Susan's neighborhood is Ashley Forest. Maurice, who lives in the District of Columbia, serves as occasional capital correspondent.
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