- A fire at an industrial plant in (or just outside) New York City, with smoke pouring from the building & fire trucks out front
- A play at the plate in a softball game (safe), which took place 300 yards from the fire
- Four osprey fishing, likely while on their way south for the winter
- Half a dozen people fishing, which relaxes me just watching them
Yes, it takes longer. But I've gotten a ton of work done & had a pretty good time doing it. The only downside: Amtrak's cafe car remains unfriendly to my reusable mug, but then again airline flight attendants aren't any friendlier.