Philadelphia International to City Center to Manyunk
My latest trip was was from New Bern to Charleston South Carolina, to visit my niece. I love the way a train moves along, the sound of the locomotive (steam is the best) and the whistle. It's not the fastest way to go but sometimes you just need to slow down.
Business class was as advertised, the seats were large and comfortable, tons of leg room, wifi and 120v plugs.
It was wonderful.
The only disappointment was the depot in North Charleston, how can a city with such beautiful architecture have the most boring depot seen on this trip?
Yes I could have flown much faster, and driven a little bit faster but this was so much more relaxing than either of those.
For people who live in a metropolitan area, you are probably saying whats the big deal. For those of us that choose to live in more remote areas it's a treat to be able to get around without driving or flying.
The southbound train is late and guess it usually is so the ride home was delayed but that was ok too. A long as I have a book or my laptop I can keep busy. That is the only problem with this east coast route, Amtrak shares the tracks with CSX and they take precedence.
Sometimes you just need to do something different to recharge, get ideas for the shop, look in other shops and galleries to see what we are or aren't missing, and always, always look at the scenery for inspiration of things to paint.