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Trip is nearly two-thirds done

And who would have guessed that Amtrak would turn 45 on the day of our big train vacation? That happened yesterday. Here’s an article from Vox on why Amtrak sucks so hard.

I don’t think it sucks. I do think it has problems, and that (like any huge organization) some of its employees do not do it credit. For example, the bathrooms are routinely awful, and on the last leg of our trip, there was no running water in our car. We had to go to the car behind us to wash our hands or whatever.

Anyway, we put sunscreen on yesterday, but for whatever reason still burned the hell out of ourselves. Can’t go on the beach again without feeling like we’re on fire, so I’m in this Starbucks working on my book.

As always, there are pics on our Twitter feed. I’ve never seen ocean so green, but the city itself is sorta unpleasant. Sorry, Miami.

Mirrored from Harry Connolly. You can comment here but not there.



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May. 3rd, 2016 02:18 am (UTC)
I've been on a few Amtrak trains (San Francisco to Los Angeles, Chicago to New Orleans, New York to Baltimore), and although it's nowhere near the trains in Europe (or even Canada or Australia), it's not terrible service.
May. 3rd, 2016 03:01 pm (UTC)
It's not terrible, but it's not great, either. What's terrible is the condition of the tracks. The ride can jolt you like whoa, and it's hard to focus or relax.
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