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comment by Reef3
Reef3  ·  2620 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: How Washington Derailed Amtrak

Interesting! Around the holidays I often wish I could take a train to Chicago or Florida to visit family but coming from California, it is just too far, too long, and too expensive when compared to flying.

Maybe I'll plan a trip to Portland to visit a friend, but that doesn't allow for getting sidetracked and having adventures along the way when driving which is fun when you aren't traveling alone. Plus it's an extra 8 hours by train and seems to be about the same price as a plane ticket. I suppose it would be an interesting experience though.





thenewgreen  ·  2620 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    Plus it's an extra 8 hours by train and seems to be about the same price as a plane ticket. I suppose it would be an interesting experience though.
-It certainly can be an interesting experience. It's much less hurried and if you are lucky, you'll meet some great people. Even if you don't though, holding up in the observation care with a book, your journal and a pencil is pretty kick-ass.