The Shoutbox
Originally Posted by Austruck
Chyp, I can't believe you went to such effort for that one little joke.
When the recipient is worth it, it's worth putting the effort in
Originally Posted by John McClane
Yeah, Im a train nerd so it really is an adventure. Unlike flying which is synonymous with heart palpitations.
TOTALLY AGREE.

Plane travel is stressful. Train travel is leisurely and adventurous!
Yeah, Im a train nerd so it really is an adventure. Unlike flying which is synonymous with heart palpitations.
Originally Posted by John McClane
Coach ain't so bad when you're the first city served by the train. You get the pick of the train and a guaranteed spot in the quiet car, if you so choose. But once you hit DC it gets to be standing room only at times.
I only traveled coach on my first train trip (cross-country bucket list trip in 2017)... overnight my first night from Pittsburgh to Chicago and then from Chicago to Kansas City. Trying to sleep in coach overnight was a small nightmare, so never again.

Now it's roomettes for any overnights and business class for day-only legs. I've become a train snob. Then again, I'm not commuting or anything like that. For me the train travel is part of the vacation itself.
Chyp, I can't believe you went to such effort for that one little joke.
Originally Posted by Yoda
Bleh, second flat in three days and fourth in just a few months. Goodtimes.
Have you tried looking at houses instead?
Bleh, second flat in three days and fourth in just a few months. Goodtimes.
And I will NEVER take the train to Boston EVER again. Sedai knows why.
Coach ain't so bad when you're the first city served by the train. You get the pick of the train and a guaranteed spot in the quiet car, if you so choose. But once you hit DC it gets to be standing room only at times.
Originally Posted by Austruck
Yeah, if you're a coach-only traveler, the spacing between passengers has got to be a big plus.
Yeah, I normally do coach because business is too expensive, but it wasn't much more than what I paid last time. So I booked business class and got one of the conference tables.
All together now:

Who knows what tomorrow brings
In a world few hearts survive
All I know is the way I feel
When it's real, I keep it alive

The road is long
There are mountains in our way
But we climb a step every day

In a roomette where I belong
Where the eagles cry
On a mountain high
In a roomette where I belong
Far from the world below
Up where the clear winds blow

Some hang on to used to be
Live their lives looking behind
All we have is here and now
All our lives, out there to find

The road is long
There are mountains in our way
But we climb a step every day

In a roomette where I belong
Where the eagles cry
On a mountain high
In a roomette where I belong
Far from the world we know
Where the clear winds blow

Time goes by
No time to cry
Life's you and I
Alive today

In a roomette where I belong
Where the eagles cry
On a mountain high
In a roomette where I belong
Far from the world we know
Where the clear winds blow

In a roomette where I belong
Where the eagles cry
On a mountain high
In a roomette where I belong