Business trip by train
It was very interesting to travel to New York City on the Amtrak train. I had never been on an overnight train before; but decided that it would be a fun way to spends a couple of nights in a sleeper car.
Many times before, I have gone to New York City for a business trip on Delta Airlines but I thought that It would be interesting to experience some new way of travel. I left West Palm Beach on Tuesday morning and arrived in New York City at Penn Station 25 hours later. It was great to end up right in the heart of the city with only a few minutes by taxi to our Hilton Hotel.
The accommodations are not luxurious as the Hilton but I do love adventure and always like to try new things. We had a roomette on the train which is quite small but good for a 2 day journey. The beds were very comfortable and it was just so much fun. The train provides 3 meals a day in the dining car. We were very surprised to see that the food was so good.
Looking out the window of our room brought interesting views to our trip. We saw many bridges, waterways, boats along with houses that were all hitch together which I found very interesting because it was so different from the way we live in Florida.
I also was surprised to see so mush poverty abound from the train window. It made us think about how lucky we are to live in sunny South Florida. If you want a change while travelling, take a train for at least once in your lifetime.