Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The Ride Home

1/31-2/2/10 Leaving Glacier National Park and entering the prairies of Montana
Smoke break and time to stretch at Shelby, MT

Outside of trying to buy a stamp for a postcard and pounding on the train door to let me back aboard in Havre, Montana, the return trip was as pleasant as the rest of our experience on Amtrak. We can't say enough about the wonderful, cheerful service we got from Amtrak employees. The food was good, cabins and washrooms clean. Passengers are eager to talk and meet others. The trains were usually ahead of schedule, although other passengers did experience delays. But delays for train travelers seem to be taken in the same laid back way as the train makes it way across the vastness of this country. Yes, the train takes longer, but the journey is savored more.

1 comment:

Barb Carusillo said...

The pictures from your trip make me yearn for the time and freedom to make such lengthy trips ourselves. Some day RETIREMENT! Taking an Amtrak looks like a good place to start, thanks for sharing.