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user-inactivated  ·  2621 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How to build a medieval castle: The Gu├ędelon Castle is a work in progress. It was started 17 years ago.

Nice! I've been looking into doing one of those for the hell of it (before they all disappear). How much are you paying, if you don't mind me asking?

Meriadoc  ·  2621 days ago  ·  link  ·  

About 228, so almost exactly the same as flying, less if you count bag fees, so I see it as a win-win for me: no security or rushing, no fees, comfortable and relaxing, gorgeous view, and I get to be drunk.

Not to mention, I love having conversations with people on the train.

user-inactivated  ·  2621 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Sounds wonderful. I remember checking the Golden Line or whatever the hell Amtrak has to get you from Seattle to Boston and it was at least a hundred dollars more than that. And frequently at least half a day late. Talk about a company dying for bankruptcy.

But there's something romantic about the idea -- Jack Kerouac did it -- so I'll probably take one at some point, for fun and adventure.