A Day at Union Station

Recently, I had scheduled an appointment in New York City and had made a reservation on Amtrak. Traveling by train in the U.S., where train travel is, as one European friend tactfully put it, "a third world experience," can be immensely enjoyable. There's legroom, you can walk around, you can see things, such as Delaware. The trip between Washington and New York by train takes about 3 hours and 20 minutes. (The high-speed Acela train takes about 3 hours, and costs twice as much).
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Seattle? By Bus?

Last Friday night I boarded a Greyhound bus from Washington to Pittsburgh. The trip normally takes about 4 hours by car, but this ride would last 6 hours and 15 minutes, mostly because the bus stopped in Baltimore and for a 1/2 an hour break in Somerset, PA. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Continue reading