I just returned from my first long distance train ride from Orlando to DC, 17 hours. I went to visit Baby Boy who moved to DC in August and won't be able to make it home for Christmas. I went with my Mom.
You will be happy to know that I didn't have to "Throw Momma from the train". Since I had never been on a train, I thought it would be a fun adventure. We upgrade to a "Roomette".
When we were escorted to our seats I asked when we were going to the Roomette? The attendant said "This is the roomette"! Yes folks, this is it! It measured 3 X 6, with 2 seats facing each other, but hold onto your hats! There is a sink, toilet, and top bunk in here also.
To the left of the seat is the toilet and sink closed
Here they are open
So much for privacy!
Now you have to close the sink and toilet because those are the steps you use to get to the top bunk when it is pulled down to sleep.
When the top bunk is pulled down to sleep there is no longer enough head room to sit in the seats, which fold together to make the bottom bunk.
Actually it did not seem as small on the way home since the initial shock had worn off as to the size of the "Roomette".
Included in the price of the "Roomette" was free meals, coffee, juices, and water.
Here's the dining car
My Dinner Choice
The food was really good and was included in the price. This was a NY strip steak with all of the accompaniments.
All in all riding the train was really enjoyable. Now I know why babies liked to be rocked. It was really relaxing!
Would I do it again? Not over night, probably just a day trip.
It was wonderful seeing Baby Boy and I loved DC. We took in all of the sights and tours. Since Baby Boys girlfriend works for a Senator, we had a private tour of the capital, saw the Senators office, and watched the senate in session.
One little problem!!
My luggage did not show up!! I saw it go on the train, but it didn't come off. Now, there is a lot worse things that could happen in life, but I sure would like:
The new warm weather clothes I bought for the trip
Christmas ornaments I bought for friends, and family at the Smithsonian
4 pairs of Mom's shoes (4 pairs!)
Christmas presents from my son
2 yards of the most gorgeous rose print fabric I purchased at a little fabric boutique
The fabulous sweater outfit I bought the cat sitter (My brother)
I will let you know if it shows up. It has only been one day,
Where in the world could it be??
Update: My bag showed up and everything was there but, YEWW, someone had went through everything, even my dirty underwear bag. The ornaments were out of there boxes along with the gifts, but everything else was there. I guess they were looking for better things like electronics and jewelry...Sorry!
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