The trip down
I do get a good nights sleep. I wake up before the alarm goes off and take a shower and get dressed. My clothes were laid out the night before. For the train ride down, I wear my I (hidden mickey shaped heart) NY t-shirt. Kind of tells where I am going and where I am from. This is a photo of my luggage down by my building.
Like I said, My father would be driving me to
A couple of minutes later, we were at Stillwell Ave Terminal.
We boarded the F train. Its .
and here is the sign on the train showing the station stop I usually get on.
Now I usually transfer at Jay
Street station from the F to the A train.
But since I am traveling rush hour during the week, I will stay on this
train, get off at 34 street and
I get off the train and ride
up the escalator to the platform, and look for the elevator to street
level. From there I walk to
Somewhere along the ride into the city, I realized I forgot my anti-perspirant spray. So I stop into a drug store in Penn station and buy a can and stuff it into my luggage. Here are some photos of Club Acela room. Its .
Next to the soda machine they usually place out some snacks, potato chips, cookies, muffins, or danishes. But all I see this time are muffins, blueberry and chocolate chip.
I get there about with the train leaving about . They usually start boarding people about 20 minutes earlier. I usually watch the Warriors, but I don’t have allot of time to watch it. So I sit back and relax for I figure I have a little over an hour to wait.
There usually is free wifi in the lounge, but it isn’t working, so I switch on the Mifi and use that for internet access.
This is something new that they do. Usually they notify people in the lounge first what gate they line up for. But this year they have someone escort you down to the train. First he takes you down to the lower level, then he turns on the escalator down to the train platform. It seems the other people waiting for this train in the lounge went to the normal gates as it is just about me and another person.
As usual, the sleeper car attendant sees my large piece and goes, where are you going with that? I simply say, I am a solo in a sleeper room, then she goes, sleeping on top? I go yep. Here is a photo of my luggage in the room.
My sleeper car is car 12,
which means to get to the dining car, I have to travel
through car 11 and 10. We leave exactly
on time, as the only clue to any movement is looking outside the window and
seeing the platform moving. We slowly
move out to daylight and wait before heading through the trans
Hudson Tunnel to
pulling into Newark Penn Station.
, we are pulling into
The sign on the bridge say “
and for dessert, oreo cheese cake.
At this point, I change my cell phone battery, first one was dying, and its only .
Its , finishes eating lunch, As
we were pulling into 30 street station in
At , we are pulling into
, we are in
are pulling into
, we are pulling in to Washington DC Union station. Here they will remove the single electric locomotive of a pair of diesels.
, we are leaving Washington Union station under diesel power.
Its about 4;15. My dinner adr... excuse me.. reservation for the dining car is for
At washington, a couple who are from England flew into Washington, boarded the train to go to Ft Lauderdale for a cruise, then back up to Orlando to stay off site.
I am using my MIFI device on
my laptop as we travel through
There are two types of dining cars, this is one of the refurbed ones, feels more comfy to sit at.
When we first crossed into NJ
from NY, think it was
Its cloudy here. back to watch some more classic Star Trek :)
I pack up my electronics and head to the dining car. Dinner starts with a salad
And for my main entrée, NY strip steak
And for dessert
Small cup of Vanilla ice cream.
Service seemed slow. Back in roomette now. It's . And we are in
It's . We are now in the station. We stopped before the station for a bit. I don't know why.
Southern Pines, NC. Running about 6 minutes late.
Its about , trying to decide what to do, read a e-book (20,000 Leagues under the sea) or try to sleep.
I read a little and try and sleep.