Just got back from Boston. This time, we took the train. The train starts in Cleveland, stops at Rensselaer and then on to Boston's South Station. It's a mere 15 hours. How does this compare the new, safer, TSA-guarded 2 hour ride in the sky? 15 vs. 2. Seems like it'd be a no brainer, but the train wins hands down.
•the Amtrak staff doesn't conduct a strip search and peek down your pants,
•they haven't outlawed liquids,
•no seat belts needed,
•no shitty coffee served on board,
•they don't have bacterial incubation chambers that quarantine you from the outside air,
•they provide nice scenery,
•we could fit the entire family across the width of two seats to watch DVDs,
•we were equipped with a 110V outlet per seat,
•we could walk around during the entire ride,
•Frankie and I had a fancy breakfast in the dining car one morning,
•we could stretch out to enjoy a feast we packed for the long ride,
... and we even were able to enjoy a pilgrimage to the shrine of Padre Pio in Rensselaer on the way home.
I think my hair is growing back.