The Empire Builder

WE'RE TRAVELING from Chicago to Seattle aboard Amtrak's famous Empire Builder. ATTENDANTS GREETED US as we approached the car we were assigned to. After checking our boarding passes, we stepped up onto the train. Watch out for those steps; they are steep even with the traditional step stool. Once on board, we were shown a… Continue reading The Empire Builder

Riding the Rails

I enjoy riding the train. Yes, it takes longer to get to my destination over flying and that's what I enjoy. There's no WiFi so I'm forced to unplug. I'm writing this post from the Amtrak lounge waiting for our next train, the Empire Builder that runs between Chicago and Seattle. We elect to stay… Continue reading Riding the Rails

Day 3

May 21, 2021 The City of New Orleans IN CHICAGO we changed trains to The City of New Orleans, which runs between Chicago to New Orleans. It’s nowhere near as grand as the Empire Builder, but still, it had excellent service, sleeper cars, coach cars, a dining car for first-class travelers, a snack bar for… Continue reading Day 3