Ah, the train! That mysteriously expensive, vacation-time consuming, motion sickness inducing, massive accident in potentia, preferred by grumpy people in their 50's dressed in either rumpled business suits, or t-shirts. Truly the genial transport of gentlemen of leisure. While there are many downsides, like the lack of cocktail service from flight attendants, there are advantages too. Like, not hurtling through the sky in an aluminum tube, not getting the much maligned, but arguably free, TSA approved colorectal exam and not having your tally-wacker photographed.
When choosing the train over flying, one trades breathtaking areal views, for the lovely, gentle, vistas of the sprawling countryside; forests, lakes, streams, shorelines and mountains, as well as the villages and cities you roll through. Everything about a train is easy, and gentlemanly. Even though, on a plane, flight attendants will bring you refreshments at your beck and call, you will likely be gulping down that booze in a white-knuckled attempt to "take the fear outta ya." On a train, however, one can genially take in the sights of sea-side villages and the like, while sipping a craft beer, glass of wine, whisky or indeed, a cocktail. Unlike a plane, one has to walk through a few cars to get their own drinks, but then again, a train is less likely to suddenly drop 30 feet in turbulence.
|Train Stations have a pleasant,|
old timey feel
Bottoms up! Take a gentle, rolling train ride, and stay classy!