I’ve been traveling up and down from Philly to New York to Boston a whole lot in the past couple of months. On Monday, of this week, for example, I woke up in Philly, traveled to Boston for the day, and went back to New York for the night. Today, Wednesday, another day trip to Boston. It’s only tiring in a cumulative sense: Amtrak’s Acela service has passed some sort of comfort threshold, and you really don’t notice that you’re on a train. It’s not just the nice cars, either. The track is smooth and shiny, and there’s very little vibration. Together with the tables and the cafe car service, I’m actually much more productive on the train than I am in a cube.
Landmarks along the way:
The best part is that I’m earning a prodigious amount of Amtrak Guest Rewards miles. Soon, I’ll have enough to get the SuperDeluxe Family Sleep Suite that takes up the whole back end of Amtrak’s Viewliner. Only problem is: where to go? Who to take?