Bob Plain — founding editor of my02818 and East Greenwich Patch — bought a 45-day Amtrack train ticket back in late November and started traveling across the country, stopping at cities along the way and reporting on Occupy movements through his blog. On Sunday, he announced that he's started the long trip back to Rhode Island.
After several days in the Northwest, Plain has boarded a train for Los Angeles and plans to take a southerly route back across country, according to his most recent blog post. He's camped, withstood cold and rain, and spent the holidays far from home. Along the way, he's interviewed and videotaped dozens of occupiers to learn their stories. Blog posts have been picked up by The Nation and the Huffington Post.