Wednesday, May 12, 2004

Back home, getting caught up

Trip back on the City of New Orleans was just as pleasant as the trip down to New Orleans — really a fantastic way to travel. Cell coverage (especially GSM) and WiFi (is there such a thing as “war railing”?!) were non-existent, so the train ride really was a relaxing, disconnected adventure.

Interestingly, just outside of Jackson, Mississippi, we passed the American Orient Express — not run by Amtrak, but hauled by an Amtrak locomotive. It was beautiful, and the dining cars (china, crystal, roses on every table) looked phenomenal. (They better: fares aren’t cheap!)

Will share more later. Even though Amtrak is a bit rough around the edges, I would still highly recommend the experience.

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